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The funding will support the university's MRC Human Genetics Unit, which is investigating the genetic underpinnings of human health and disease.

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.

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Congress approved a bill Friday that would increase the US National Institutes of Health's funding by $2 billion for fiscal year 2019.

UK's Labour Party calls for a ban on non-invasive prenatal testing for determining sex, BBC News reports.

Sarah Lawrence College's Laura Hercher warns in a New York Times op-ed that more people are going to need help figuring out what their consumer genetic testing results mean.

In PLOS this week: intra-tumor heterogeneity patterns, genomic analysis of Thoroughbred horse origins, and more.