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Opko subsidiary Bio-Reference Laboratories is retiring GeneTests.org next month given the availability of the NIH-backed Genetic Testing Registry.

The groups will receive a combined $1 million to spend on educating their communities about precision medicine and the benefits of participating in All of Us.

The grant was awarded under a program designed to help small businesses transition NIH-funded projects into the commercialization stage.

A pilot study is to examine whether fitness trackers add to the National Institute of Health's All of Us research initiative, according to FierceHealthcare.

Former research chimpanzees are settling into sanctuaries, the New York Times reports.

Participants in the pilot will begin developing the capabilities required for the planned data commons, including making data transparent and interoperable.

The funding will support research examining the epigenomic effects of social experiences and how they relate to health disparities.

The NIH has awarded $169 million this year to support 110 new projects in the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies Initiative.

The funding is being awarded under the auspices of the NIH's BRAIN Initiative Cell Census Network, which aims to establish reference cell atlases of the brain.

In a wide-ranging discussion, the two leaders touched upon vaccine development, infant mortality, US education, research funding, machine learning, and precision medicine.

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Rare gene mutations are guiding the search for drugs to manage chronic pain without opioids, according to CNBC.

The new Francis Crick Institute building can get too noisy for some researchers to concentrate, according to the Guardian.

CBS News reports that there are still many vacancies at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, but that it's uncertain whether they will be filled.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: pipeline to analyze and visualize bacterial genomes, database of global set of human genomes, and more.