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The institutes will lead a consortium of researchers investigating the molecular underpinnings of diabetic retinopathy, a key cause of blindness.

The US Department of Health and Human Services is reviewing human fetal tissue research, according to ScienceInsider.

The centers will generate genomic data from biosamples contributed by participants in the program and analyze data that will be returned to them.

IQuity develops tests that use RNA expression data to predict, detect, and monitor disease, as well as stratify patients by severity of disease.

The grants include funding for five new clinical sites, a new metabolomics core, and increased model organism capabilities.

The company will use its NeoType Discovery Panel for the trial. The panel assesses 320 cancer-related genes in solid tumors, hematologic malignancies, and advanced sarcomas.

Yahoo News reports millions of dollars are being transferred from NIH, CDC, and other programs to pay for the housing of detained undocumented immigrant children.

In a statement, National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says sexual harassment is "morally indefensible" and "unacceptable."

The company said the NIH funding will enable it to further validate the saliva-based test and prepare it for commercial launch later this year.

More to Go Around

Congress approved a bill Friday that would increase the US National Institutes of Health's funding by $2 billion for fiscal year 2019.

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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.