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Investigators hope to develop tools that could enable integrated access to large repositories of sequence data and the building of an "Internet of genomic computing services" that provides Google-like processing.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The European Union has awarded €5 million ($6.8 million) to fund over thirty proof-of-concept projects across Europe and in a broad range of fields, including life sciences research seeking to develop technologies toward commercialization.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Investigators at Spain's Centre for Genomic Regulation have received €12.2 million ($16.7 million) in funding from the European Research Council for studies of genome architecture and how it influences gene expression, CRG said yesterday.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The European Research Council has awarded €800 million ($1.03 billion) to fund hundreds of new grants to early-career researchers, including around 200 awards to scientists working in the life sciences, under its most recent Starting Grant competition.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The European Research Council plans to award around €683 million ($833 million) in 2013 to fund life sciences research projects across Europe, ERC said this week.

Zsuzsanna Izsvák at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine has been awarded a five-year, €1.94 million ($2.55 million) grant to study the role of transposons in cancer and other diseases.

Scientists at Trinity College Dublin have netted €2.5 million ($3.3 million) in funding from the European Research Council to fund research into the genetics of domestic animals, including cattle, sheep, and goats.

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US tax agency says 23andMe's genetic health test can be claimed as a medical expense for tax purposes, the Wall Street Journal reports.

The Guardian reports that some UK physicians are calling for increased regulation of direct-to-consumer genetic tests.

Two Democratic lawmakers argue at USA Today that independent science is under attack by the Trump Administration.

In PLOS this week: networks of genes co-expressed in depression, role of minichromosome maintenance genes in lung adenocarcinoma, and more.