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.

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has released the results of a genetic ancestry analysis, the Boston Globe reports.

Retraction Watch's Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus report that Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital have recommended that more than 30 papers from a former researcher be retracted.

Thomas Steitz, who won the 2009 chemistry Nobel Prize for his ribosome work, has died, the Washington Post reports.

In PLOS this week: mechanisms for genes implicated in coronary artery disease, rumen microbes and host genetics influence cow methane production, and more.