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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.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The Medical Research Council on Thursday announced a £16 million ($27 million) research project into dementia that includes the development of new biomarkers for identifying those at risk for developing the condition and patients who may be candidates for new drug trials.


In Nucleic Acids Research this week: ProTraits includes genetic, phenotypic data on bacteria, archaea; Candida albicans assembly 22; and more.

The Wall Street Journal reports that researchers are looking beyond Cas9 for CRISPR editing.

Familial DNA searches in criminal cases are winning over some critics, the Los Angeles Times reports.

In PNAS this week: miR-515 levels higher in women with preeclampsia, horizontal gene transfer in parasitic plants, and more.