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.
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.
As the Canadian election season heats up, neither major party has really paid much attention to science, according to Nature News.
BBC News says the uncertainty over Brexit is affecting science funding in the UK.
A new app purports to tell users "how gay" they are by looking at their DNA, but experts tell Futurism that the app is bunk.
In Nature this week: human and great ape cerebral organoids reveal aspects of brain development unique to humans, and more.