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Researchers from Emory University's Winship Cancer Institute and the Medical College of Georgia will study whether the risk of lung cancer is amplified by the stress response touched off by damage to DNA from exposure to HZE particles.

The first closing comprises a $7.5 million investment from the state — about $2.5 million less than originally planned — and $11.25 million from private investors. The fund will invest in companies with technologies developed at the six GRA member academic institutions.

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DNAPrint, Laboratory Corporation of America, Duke University, Lab21, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke, and more …

The $10 million in funding will continue a study that is following children over the course of 15 years to understand the genetic and environmental basis of the disease.

A genome-wide association study highlights a potential role for hair follicles in acne risk, according to New Scientist.

Newsday reports that breast cancer genetic testing guidelines for are out of date and may miss individuals.

In Cell this week: gene editing-based strategy to screen for immune system regulators, ancient plague patterns, and more.

Publication of He Jiankui's work on gene-edited infants would raise ethical concerns for journals, Wired and others report.