The grant recipients will receive up to $5 million each and are led by scientists at institutions including Harvard Medical School and the Cleveland Clinic.
Researchers analyzed RNA sequencing data gathered from induced pluripotent stem cells as they differentiated into heart muscle cells.
Thrive Earlier Detection is banking on targeted detection of frequent cancer mutations, coupled with protein markers, while competitors turn to genome-wide approaches.
Never smokers make up an increasing portion of lung cancer patients, and researchers are working to tease out their genetic and environmental risk.
In Nature this week: Integrative Human Microbiome Project researchers investigate host-microbiome relationship in health and disease, and more.
The company is commercializing a method developed by researchers at Johns Hopkins that detects cancer with high specificity from a blood sample.
The company received support from a Johns Hopkins University center focused on point-of-care device development for sexually transmitted infections.
In Genome Research this week: repetitive element deletion linked to altered methylation and more in form of muscular dystrophy; human contamination in draft bacterial and archaeal genomes; and more.
In PNAS this week: Cdx2 cells can help regenerate heart tissue in mice following a heart attack, PIWI-interacting small RNA levels in human cancer, and more.
The assay examine phenotypic behaviors of isolated cancer cells from biopsies at initial diagnosis.
Holden Thorp is to be the new editor-in-chief of Science and its related journals.
A genetic analysis of salmon scales collected over the course of a century points to a sharp decline in the number of fish returning each year to river in British Columbia, CBC reports.
Adelaide University has suspended the head of an ancient DNA lab as its investigation of workplace bullying continues, Australia's ABC News reports.
In PNAS this week: gene expression profiles of adipocyte subtypes, computational approach for improving plant expressome analysis, and more.