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For the two five year grants, the NIH will favor applicants with experience providing counseling throughout the US and to diverse and disadvantaged communities.  

Even as He Jiankui expressed pride in the work he had done to alter the CCR5 genes of twin embryos, researchers and ethicists decried him as misguided.

As one of six grantee projects, investigators from Yale, Harvard, and Rice University are partnering with Microsoft to bring forward a combined technique for the early detection of NSCLC.

AWS joins Google Cloud in supporting STRIDES, a nascent NIH program aimed at reducing barriers to large-scale biomedical data analysis via cloud computing.

For All

Vox reports on inequities in genetic research and efforts to address them.

Retirement Moves

The US National Institutes of Health has developed guidelines to gauge whether frail chimpanzees are healthy enough to be moved to a retirement sanctuary.

In PNAS this week: optical mapping allows glimpse of structural variants, disease-linked GATA2 mutations boosts its protein activity, and more.

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.

Don't Touch

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

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NPR says the explosion and fire earlier this week at a Russian lab that stores dangerous pathogens revives the question of whether such samples should be kept.

According to Wired, Nebula Genomics is providing a way for people to get their genomes sequenced anonymously.

A 26-year-old woman tells Cosmopolitan about learning her APOE status at a young age.

In Science journals this week: a functional genomic screen uncovers drug combination that increases KRAS inhibitor efficacy in aggressive lung cancer, and more.