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Wired reports that "organs on a chip" are among the cargo to be delivered to the International Space Station.

The US National Institutes of Health is sending tissue chips to space to study physiological changes that astronauts undergo in microgravity.

The Irving Institute, a CUMC partnership with New York-Presbyterian, will fund its precision medicine program and the development of new therapies.

The funding coincides with publication of reports from the Extracellular RNA Consortium outlining growth and challenges in exosomal RNA-based diagnostics.

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The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences has licensed rights to a drug to treat Niemann-Pick Type C disease, the Wall Street Journal reports.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The National Institutes of Health has awarded $17 million to fund 11 research groups seeking to develop 3-D human tissue chips that can be used to predict drug safety and effectiveness, NIH said today.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Reaction Biology said today it has received a Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences to create a database of epigenetic drug interactions.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences has awarded more than $79 million in Clinical and Translational Science Awards to 15 research universities around the country.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and Montefiore Medical Center have received $25 million in new funding from the National Institutes of Health to fund the Harold and Muriel Block Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) at E

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute sees rapid point-of-care devices as offering great potential to help advance personalized medicine, and it plans to fund several research projects starting next year to spur development of these tools.

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A man has confessed to the rape and murder of developmental biologist Suzanne Eaton, according to the New York Times.

The Irish Times reports that US lawmakers and law enforcement agencies are concerned about ties between the US and Chinese genomics firms.

Parents of children with spinal muscular atrophy tell the Washington Post they are pushing to get insurance coverage of Novartis's Zolgensma.

In PNAS this week: gene mutations in individuals with syndromic craniosynostosis, putative colorectal cancer drivers, and more.