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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.

Under a proposed spending bill, the US National Institutes of Health would see an additional $3 billion in funding.

Researchers from the University of Oxford and the University of Sydney sequenced numerous platypus genomes to study their population history.

Robert Redfield, the new pick to lead the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has faced criticism for some of his work.

In Nature this week: sequenced genomes of five additional Neanderthals, and more.