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.
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.
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.