Keck Foundation

The funding follows a $1 million award earlier this year that funded mapping experiments on pilot regions of the genome using a variety of methods.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The W.M. Keck Foundation has awarded $1 million to an investigator at the University of California, Davis to fund development of new molecular imaging tools.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The W. M. Keck Foundation has awarded Neil Kelleher, a professor of chemistry at Northwestern University, a $1 million grant to develop a hybrid mass spectrometer, the university announced today.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Four interdisciplinary teams of investigators at the University of Wisconsin-Madison plan to use a $1 million grant from the W. M. Keck Foundation to combine biology and engineering to develop synthetic biology foundries, UW-Madison said today.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Purdue University has received a $1 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation to develop technologies to alter epigenetic marks in the genome that turn genes on and off.

The Thomas Jefferson University researchers will use the grant to study how certain genomic repetitions may be involved in diseases.

Researchers will investigate changes related to environment exposure shared by individuals with the same disease in the hopes that a blood-based test can be developed to tell which pathogens a person has been exposed to and what viruses and bugs the person is currently fighting.

The president of France's National Research Agency has resigned, according to Nature News.

A senator wants a "right-to-try" provision in the US Food and Drug Administration funding bill, but an ethicist says at Stat News that it would undermine the role of clinical trials.

In PNAS this week: red algae Porphyra umbicalis genome, deep neural network model for sequencing peptides, and more.

The Guardian's Barbara Ellen has tried out some DNA testing services to see whether they provide valuable information.