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The partners are developing an assay to detect minimal residual disease in leukemia patients, for use with Sellas' investigational AML drug.

Funded projects will support the agency's Trans Omics for Precision Medicine program, which is focused on heart, lung, blood, and sleep disorders.

The CCHMC will act as the coordinating center for members of the NHLBI's Cardiovascular Development Consortium and Pediatric Cardiac Genomics Consortium.

The center has already sequenced and analyzed 1,500 human genomes for the TOPMed program and will expand this effort with the new funding.

The funding will support the Broad's sequencing of 20,000 individuals as part of the NHLBI's Trans-Omic for Precision Medicine program. 

The group hopes to find biomarkers as a first step toward identifying or developing targeted therapeutics to avoid serious and life threatening outcomes of early lung disease in these newborns.

WiCell will distribute human pluripotent stem cell lines created as part of NHLBI's Next Generation Genetic Association Studies. 

By combining genome-wide association and mRNA expression data, a National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute-led team uncovered gene networks involved in blood pressure regulation.

The database has received a total of $35 million in funding, and in 2014 more than 180,000 scientists accessed it for their research.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Moffitt Cancer Center and M2Gen today said they have been awarded a seven-year, $7.3 million contract from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to coordinate a central laboratory and biorepository for research into myelodysplastic syndromes.

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In Nucleic Acids Research this week: nanopore sequencing workflow to detect antibiotic resistance in gut microbes, TSSPlant tool, and more.

Because gene-edited organisms can cross borders, Gizmodo wonders whether there should be an international body to govern their use.

HHS Secretary nominee Tom Price is to go in front of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions today, NPR's Morning Edition reports.

Prior to being closed, Theranos' Arizona lab failed an inspection by regulators, according to the Wall Street Journal.