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This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: 3D genome structures, CRISPR approach prevents retinitis pigmentosa in mice, and more.

Researchers describe a rare genetic disorder that leads to deafness, blindness, and albinism, that's more likely among children of deaf parents, the Washington Post reports.

Researchers find that a woman's genetic risk for age-related macular degeneration is influenced by lifestyle factors.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Cellular Dynamics International today announced a $1.2 million contract from the National Eye Institute to manufacture stem cells for use in the development of a new potential treatment for dry age-related macular degeneration.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A trio of studies published online yesterday in Nature Genetics are revealing new, rare risk loci for age-related macular degeneration.

The institute will fund between four and six projects annually that aim to integrate data analyses of research that has been carried out on vision disorders.

A new program will fund training in genomics and informatics for genotype-phenotype studies of eye diseases.

An Australian-led team has generated a draft genome assembly of the invasive cane toad in hopes it will help in population control, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

The New York Times reports that the US Department of Defense has implemented about half the recommendations made to improve safe handling of dangerous agents.

In PLOS this week: approach for teasing out archaic introgression in human genomes, immune transcription features in HCV infection, and more.

Stat News reports that Maryland is promoting itself to the biotech industry with a mobile billboard.