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Alcohol's Gene Damage

Ethanol can damage the genes of hematopoietic stem cells, potentially showing how alcohol consumption can lead to cancer, the Guardian reports.

The partners are working together to advance research into the role of epigenetics in respiratory diseases such as asthma and COPD.

A group of organizations in the UK say that there needs to be discussions about the use of technologies such as CRISPR/Cas-9 for human germline editing.

The six universities will collaborate with industry and clinicians to develop tools for stratifying patients based on their response to certain therapies.

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.

Cancer Research UK and the Medical Research Council are providing £5 million to establish the S-CORT Consortium to investigate bowel cancer biology. 

The consortium currently has phenotype data for more than 1,100 mouse knockout strains and hopes to have as many as 5,000 by next year

The UK Medical Research Council says the proposed path of a new train line could affect research at the Francis Crick Institute.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Bio-Techne has licensed rights to a protein synthesis technology developed by the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – UK Prime Minster David Cameron today unveiled a £311 million ($523 million) investment package that includes a partnership between Genomics England and Illumina and will fund its national genome sequencing initiative, the 100,000 Genomes Project.

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In an against-all-odds twist, a researcher studying exceeding rare FOXG1 mutations discovers her daughter has the syndrome.

An effort by Genomics Medicine Ireland is creating a database of diseases based on the genomics of people in Ireland. It now is looking into the possibility of including Scotland in its work.

In recent weeks, the direct-to-consumer genetics firm has rolled out a health hub where customers can share information concerning 18 common health conditions.

In PLOS this week, new genes associated with prostate cancer risk, genetic patterns in M. bovis, and more.