MRC University of Edinburgh Awarded $71.8M for Genetic Research The funding will support the university's MRC Human Genetics Unit, which is investigating the genetic underpinnings of human health and disease. AstraZeneca, MRC Technology Partner With Charities on Lung Disease Research The partners are working together to advance research into the role of epigenetics in respiratory diseases such as asthma and COPD. UK Universities Awarded £16M to Develop MDx Tools The six universities will collaborate with industry and clinicians to develop tools for stratifying patients based on their response to certain therapies. Maternal Environment May Influence Child Health Through Epigenetic Alterations Taking advantage of a natural experiment, researchers found that methylation levels at the tumor suppressor VTRNA2-1 gene in infants vary with mothers' diet at conception. Stratified Medicine Consortium Launches in UK Targeting Bowel Cancer Cancer Research UK and the Medical Research Council are providing £5 million to establish the S-CORT Consortium to investigate bowel cancer biology. Apr 9, 2015 At TBI Summit, Mouse Phenotyping Consortium Provides Update on Activities, Future Directions Premium Aug 26, 2014 Bio-Techne Licenses Protein Synthesis Tech from MRC Aug 1, 2014 UK Unveils $523M Investment in 100,000 Genomes Project; Illumina is Key Partner Jun 20, 2014 As Part of Broad Effort Aimed at Dementia, UK Launches $27M Research Project Jun 5, 2014 UK Contributes $9M to European XFEL Crystallography Facility Apr 3, 2014 Cardiff Leads $10M Study of Genetic, Lifestyle Factors in Alzheimer's Mar 31, 2014 UK's MRC, Wellcome Trust Offer Guidance for Handling Health-related Findings in Research Mar 25, 2014 UK Research Funders Adopt Recommendations to Prevent ID of Genetic Study Subjects Feb 6, 2014 UK Awards $52M to Ramp up National Biomedical Informatics Base Nov 14, 2013 UK Plans $240M in Capital Funding for Stratified Medicine, Genomics, Biomed Research Aug 27, 2013 EU Awards $25M for International Genetics, Environment Neurodegeneration Studies Jul 3, 2013 UK Pumps $30M into Health Informatics Institute Jun 26, 2013 Dundee Protein Research Lab Lands $37M in MRC Funds May 21, 2013 New Bristol Interdisciplinary Unit to Study Genetics of Disease May 8, 2013 IP Watch: UKMRC, Fujifilm, Life Techologies, 3M, Others Win US Patents Premium Jan 16, 2013 Sub-Saharan Africa Genomics Research Gets UK Funding Boost Nov 6, 2012 Wellcome Trust, MRC Launch $20M Stem Cell Resource Nov 5, 2012 QuantuMDx Wins UK Funding for Rapid Cancer Dx Tech Aug 27, 2012 U of Edinburgh Receives $95M for Genetics Institutes Aug 1, 2012 London Olympics Testing Lab to Become UK Phenomics Research Center Load More Breaking News Bio-Rad Laboratories Q2 Revenues Climb 33 Percent, Beat Estimates Veracyte Q2 Revenues More Than Double on Test Volume Spike Increased Testing Revenues Boost Opko Health Q2 Revenues 47 Percent Qiagen Q2 Revenues Grow 28 Percent CareDx Q2 Revenues Up 77 Percent Secondary Genetic Findings Often Requested if Given Second Chance, Study Finds The Scan Booster Push New data shows a decline in SARS-CoV-2 vaccine efficacy over time, which the New York Times says Pfizer is using to argue its case for a booster, even as the lower efficacy remains high. With Help from Mr. Fluffington, PurrhD Cats could make good study animals for genetic research, the University of Missouri's Leslie Lyons tells the Atlantic. Man Charged With Threatening to Harm Fauci, Collins The Hill reports that Thomas Patrick Connally, Jr., was charged with making threats against federal officials. Nature Papers Present Approach to Find Natural Products, Method to ID Cancer Driver Mutations, More In Nature this week: combination of cryogenic electron microscopy with genome mining helps uncover natural products, driver mutations in cancer, and more.