NIDCD

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Scientists at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai will use $5 million in funding from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders to correlate genetic factors and brain structure to identify, diagnose, and treat a vocal cord disorder th

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institutes of Health intends to support efforts to develop, use, and integrate new genetic, genomic, and proteomic tools based on the water frog Xenopus, a well-studied vertebrate model, under a new funding program.

Two sets of grants will support genome-based research into diseases for which newborns are screened.

The NIDCD program aims to increase knowledge of proteins involved in ear diseases.

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions is considering using DNA tests to determine relatedness between adult and child migrants, the Daily Caller reports.

Bloomberg reports that Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics plans to offer a treatment it is developing under the "right to try" law for hundreds of thousands of dollars.

In Nature this week: expansion of disease-resistance genes among long-lived oak trees, and more.

In a proof-of-concept study, researchers report being able to determine age from dried bloodstains, Discover's D-brief blog reports.