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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.

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University of California, San Diego, researchers have developed a gene drive to control a fruit-destroying fly.

A new study of a β-thalassemia gene therapy appears promising, according to NPR.

Futurism writes that gene doping could be the next generation of cheating in sports.

In Nature this week: hair color genes, hybridization between 13-year and 17-year cicadas, and more.