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The Common Infrastructure for National Cohorts in Europe, Canada, and Africa (CINECA) project looks to harmonize ontologies and create an interoperability platform for global genomics research.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: potential cystic fibrosis modifiers, potential kidney cancer survival signature, and more.

The team plans to launch an RNA-seq diagnostic test out of the SickKids clinical laboratory in one year to complement clinical exome sequencing.

The money is being provided under three Genome Canada funding competitions in partnership with the Canadian federal government and other groups.

Researchers found that diagnostic autism NGS panels offered by 21 clinical labs have very little overlap and are working to create a standardized gene list.

In Genome Biology this week: genome sequencing study of a wild cherry tree, transcriptomic analysis of a planarian model organism, and more.

The results suggest that some Ewing sarcomas could be detected earlier, when they are easier to treat.

A Canadian project aims to sequence the lynx and the snowshoe hare, according to CBC News.

The effort aims to sequence at least 150 animals, plants, and microbes selected for their potential benefits to Canada in the next three years.

The national PROFYLE study seeks to sequence tumor and matched normal samples from children and young adults with relapsed or treatment-resistant cancer.

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The former commissioner of the FDA has returned to the venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates as a special partner on the healthcare investment team.

Astronauts have edited yeast genes on the International Space Station in an experiment designed to show how cells repair themselves in space.

Emory University has found that two of its researchers failed to divulge they had received funds from China, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

In Science this week: influence of the nuclear genome on human mitochondrial DNA, and more.