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The Darwin Tree of Life Project aims to sequence the genetic codes of 66,000 different species in the UK as part of the Earth BioGenome Project.

Led by researchers at BBMRI-ERIC, the effort intends to clarify how entities should share data, including genomics information, across institutions and countries.

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In Science this week: series of reviews about gene modification, and more.

Multi-Omics Factor Analysis looks for underlying causes of tumor variations by parsing and weighting genomic, epigenomic, transcriptomic, proteomic, and metabolomic data.

The funding will be used to support the the newly established ME/CFS Collaborative Research Center at Stanford University.

The team tested 21 protocols for extracting DNA from human fecal microbiome samples to recommend one to improve comparability between studies.

The team aims to release the new resource sometime next year, with the hope that it will become as widely used as other institute databases.

The four-year project, which ended in 2010, collected DNA samples and lifestyle information from half a million people from the UK.

The institute will work with other HCA members to build a data-coordination platform for the initiative's researchers.

Researchers applied a SNP heritability model called LDAK to genetic data for a range of human traits, uncovering relatively high levels of variance explained by SNPs.

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The data generated by 100,000 Genomes Project is being housed on military servers due to attacks by hackers, Naked Security reports.

A new poll finds most US adults are not familiar with personalized medicine, according to HealthDay.

Vox reports that the United Nations' Convention on Biological Diversity decided against a gene drive moratorium.

In Science this week: sequencing of neuroblastomas uncovers alterations linked to prognosis, and more.