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The NIH will provide funding for the statistical analysis of existing genome-wide data related to human dental, oral, or craniofacial biology.

The MD Anderson researchers aim to combine computational and functional approaches to investigate genomic alterations as novel therapeutic targets.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research will award $2 million to small businesses developing point-of-care diagnostic tests that detect oral pathogens or use biomarkers to screen for, monitor, and diagnose oral diseases.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research plans to award $1.5 million next year to fund researchers delving into the molecular and cell-level biology of cancer initiating cells (CICs), also called cancer stem cells, which may be involved in oral cancer

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research plans to award up to $5 million next year for basic, translational, and preclinical studies aiming to discover the epigenetic basis of oral diseases that are caused by viruses.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Cancer Institute plans to fund a number of research centers over the next two years with grants supporting translational research projects that focus on cancers of specific organs.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Researchers at the University of Miami School of Medicine plan to use a five-year, $2.5 million grant from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research to discover DNA variants that may function as biomarkers for susceptibility and therapeutic response fo

An NCI and NIDCR grant program will support science aimed at discovering signatures for infection-associated cancers.

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The United Nations is to consider a ban on field testing gene drives at a meeting being held next week, Technology Review reports.

The Associated Press reports that gene-edited food may soon be for sale.

The US Department of Health and Human Services is beginning a series of meetings on human fetal tissue research, Stat News reports.

In Cell this week: epigenetic change linked to glioblastomas, rare and low-frequency variants contributing to multiple sclerosis risk, and more.