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The project is the consumer genomics firm's latest effort to improve diversity in genetics research. 

The firm said the panel will help include African Americans in health-focused genetic research, which has been skewed towards people with European ancestry. 

The funding is part of the NHGRI Genome Technology Program, which promotes new methods, technology, and instruments for sequencing and functional genomics.

Frameshift plans to commercialize two applications: one for data quality control and a second for identifying mutations in rare and Mendelian disorders.

The new grant provides Coriell with funding for five years to maintain the repository of cell lines, DNA, and genotype and sequence data.

NHGRI researchers showed that they were able to extract more useful pharmacogenetic information from exome data than from current chip data. 

As part of the Undiagnosed Disease Program, NIH investigators are looking for ways to improve research analyses of negative clinical exome sequencing tests.

NIH researchers will use the software as part of an early adopter program to find, select, order, and report the results of genomic sequencing tests.

The company will receive $17 million over three years to serve as the agency's IT support for its computing of genomic data.

The NHGRI will fund projects aimed at providing research experiences and skills development in genomics to individuals from underrepresented groups.

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In PLOS this week: nasal microbial communities in asthma patients; sequencing-based way to detect, track schistosomiasis; and more.

The New York Times speaks with Vanderbilt's John Anthony Capra about Neanderthal genes in modern humans.

A draft guidance from the FDA suggests the agency wants to more tightly control gene-edited animals, according to Technology Review.

Researchers were among this weekend's protesters bemoaning the new US administration, Vox reports.