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The company will use the funds to develop and refine proprietary algorithms for identifying more complex variants including translocations and inversions. 

The appropriations package would boost the NIH's fiscal 2019 budget to $39.1 billion, and earmarks money for programs such as the All of Us initiative.

The firm will use the funds to advance its high-throughput single-cell analysis platform to analyze heterogeneity in cell populations for research and drug discovery.

CHOP's Gabriella Miller Kids First Pediatric Data Resource Center will use PhenoTips software from Gene42 to integrate "deep phenotyping" with genomic data.

The assay will combine the company's CytoSort assay with its automated AIR system for imaging, sorting, and isolating single cells and small colonies.

The project aims to use circulating tumor DNA to monitor drug response and resistance in metastatic melanoma patients in order to guide treatment decisions.

Fueled by an NIH SBIR grant, analytics firm Cytobank is building out its machine-learning algorithms and adding pipelines to support big-picture research.

The bill, which will go before the House later this year, includes a 5.4 percent increase in National Institutes of Health funding to $39.1 billion.

Areas of Concern

The US National Institutes of Health is investigating concerns that researchers it funded didn't divulge ties to foreign organizations, according to Stat News.

Lawmakers have proposed an amendment to get the US National Institutes of Health to retire its chimps more quickly, Stat News reports.

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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.