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Investigators reported on efforts to help labs better implement guidelines and measure disease associations, and to create shared languages for variants across different databases.

A $5 million NIH grant will fund CPIC's ongoing work to develop PGx guidelines and an API for incorporating them into EHRs and clinical decision support systems.

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Two research teams find a role for PIEZO2 in touch sensitivity after injury and inflammation.

Researchers reached clinical diagnoses in 35 percent of cases undergoing evaluation over 20 months, sometimes leading to treatment changes.

The National Institutes of Health Commercial Accelerator Program helps small healthcare and life science companies bring their products to market.

ScienceInsider reports that about half the recipients of this year's Pioneer Awards and Early Independence Awards from the National Institutes of Health were women. 

The funding, spread over 89 awards, includes grants for molecular and genomics research efforts across multiple institutions, by early-career and otherwise innovative scientists.

The bipartisan bill passed both the House and Senate by large margins and increases the NIH's budget by 5.4 percent over its fiscal 2018 funding level.

The increase is part of a larger appropriations package that has cleared the Senate and has now been sent to President Trump for his signature.

HuBMAP is not anticipated to map the entire body, but to provide a framework for more complete mapping and make data available to the research community.

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NPR reports that many USDA researchers working at the two agencies that are relocating to the Kansas City area are declining to go.

Genetic genealogy has helped exonerate a man who has been jailed for 20 years, Agence France Presse reports.

A new report says genetically modified food might be necessary to be able to feed a planet of nearly 10 billion people, Bloomberg says.

In Nature this week: new RNA editing approach called LEAPER, draft assembly of Musa balbisiana banana genome, and more.