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.

Parabon NanoLabs is partnering with law enforcement to use genetic genealogy approaches to solve cold cases, Buzzfeed News reports.

A Columbia University-led team used emergency contact information from medical records to create family trees and estimate disease heritability.

NPR says a new report recommends that former research chimpanzees should be moved to retirement sanctuaries unless that move would shorten their lives.

In Science this week: ancient Southeast Asian genomes provide insight on human migration, and more.