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The methods could help researchers understand how ribonucleotides change the structure and function of DNA and chromatin.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – In Nature Genetics, an international team led by investigators in the US, UK, Netherlands, and Belgium described half a dozen new loci linked to the lung volume-related t

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institutes of Health plans to provide up to $2 million next year to fund small businesses that are working to develop new tools for extracting and analyzing molecular information from archived tissues.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A group of federal, academic, and industry partners in the US have launched a new challenge to spur the development of new computational tools for predicting patient responses to certain drugs and chemicals based on their genomes, Sage Bionetworks said today.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Scientists at Emory University and the Georgia Institute of Technology have received a four-year, $4 million grant to establish a center for research into the effects of environmental exposure on humans.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences plans to provide up to $3 million next year to fund research into how exposure to toxic chemicals in the environment affects gene expression.

The institute seeks to fund researchers who will study biomarkers that could detect mitochondrial dysfunction and its links to environmental stressors and exposures.

Charles Hewett and Robert Braun will lead The Jackson Laboratory on an interim basis as of January, when President and CEO Rick Woychik steps down to become deputy director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.

A program funded by NIEHS and the EPA will give $16.5 million to Berkeley scientists in three centers studying the effects of chemicals on children.

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Polygamy amplified a rare genetic disease in area near Arizona-Utah border, BBC Future reports.

Genetic ancestry testing led one woman to learn that her father and another baby boy had been switched at birth, the Washington Post reports.

Simple de-identification methods can protect information in a database from attackers, a new study suggests.

In Science this week: approach to visualize chromatin structure in nuclei, and more.