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The funds will go to study technologies for use in diagnosing, preventing, and treating tuberculosis, malaria, and other neglected diseases.

The $7.3 million in grants will support development of rapid lab and hospital tests.

Recovery Act funds will grant $20 million to worthy RCE projects, a five-year plan may total $455 million, and a new center is planned.

The three centers are at the Broad Institute and the J. Craig Venter Institute, which each won a $43 million contract, and the University of Maryland School of Medicine's Institute for Genome Sciences, which received $20 million.

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The first in a series of programs will support studies of HIV-1 persistence, including host and pathogen genetics.

Nearly $14 million next year will support centers to study malaria and develop gene-based diagnostics.

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Genome Analysis Centre, University of Barcelona, NIAID, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, J. Craig Venter Institute, University of Maryland, SeqWright, Hologic, BioReference Laboratories, GeneDx, University of Michigan, Genomatix Software, NHGRI

JCVI, MIT, and the University of Maryland, Baltimore, will use the funds to conduct genome sequencing projects.

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US National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says he will avoid male-only speaker panels.

Two patients fell ill, and one subsequently died, following a fecal microbiome transplant that harbored multi-drug-resistant bacteria, according to the New York Times.

Technology Review reports that eGenesis is testing whether organs from genetically modified pigs can be transplanted into monkeys.

In Science this week: almond reference genome, and more.