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ClinGen's cancer somatic working group hopes the adoption of its Minimal Variant Level Data (MVLD) framework will facilitate data exchange between institutions and help with variant interpretation.

With strong bipartisan support, the White House indicated that President Barack Obama will sign the legislation once it receives Senate approval.

Eric Dishman, Director, All of Us Research Program

NIH has been conservative on the PMI's budget and its funds are sufficient to launch enrollment next year, begin collecting data, and initiate genetic testing pilot projects.

The US House of Representatives is expected to vote on the sweeping biomedical funding legislation this Wednesday.

Mizzou researcher Elizabeth King plans to use a fruit fly model to study how physiology and genetic makeup change over time in response to certain diets.

Personalized medicine proponents are uncertain where funding, personnel, and priorities will land in a new administration and Congress.

Collins Confident

NIH Director Francis Collins tells a Scientific American podcast that biomedical research will do well following recent events in the US.

Looking Ahead

Stat News tries to anticipate what the Trump administration might do that will affect science.

Two independent research teams linked plasmepsin 2 and plasmepsin 3 gene amplifications to piperaquine resistance.

The funding will support research into the roles Alzheimer's disease-associated genetic variants play in neural cell biology.

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The final text of the bill to reauthorize the America COMPETES Act might smooth over the differences between NSF and the House science committee, ScienceInsider says.

Four Republican lawmakers urge President-elect Donald Trump to keep Francis Collins as NIH director, Stat News reports.

In Genome Research this week: Platinum variant catalog, algorithmic strategy for upgrading fragmented assemblies, and more.

Sequencing of a 10,000-year-old mummy leads to its repatriation to the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe, Nature News reports.