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Thomas Insel, director of the US National Institute of Mental Health, will be stepping down in November to join Alphabet.

The agency will fund studies of the molecular profiles of multiple brain regions and cell types to better understand the mechanisms of psychiatric diseases.

The proof-of-principle application suggests networks of microRNA, RNA, and other 'omics data can untangle drug response and more.

The grants will fund projects to create new technologies, validate and refine existing ones, and add single-cell components to existing projects. 

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The National Institute of Mental Health will award up to $1 million next fiscal year to fund studies of the ways the human gut microbiome may impact brain development and may be involved in mental health and disorders, NIMH said today.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The National Institute of Mental Health plans to fund new research that will explore molecular and cellular alterations that are associated with complex brain disorders, and how they impact neuronal function.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The National Human Genome Research Institute plans to fund new Centers of Excellence in Genomic Sciences, or CEGS, which will use genomics in interdisciplinary studies to target and investigate particular biomedical problems, the National Institutes of Health said today.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In studies published online today in Nature, independent research teams used transcriptional profiling, imaging, and other approaches to track gene expression patterns and cellular connections in developing and adult mammalian brains.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institute of Mental Health plans to fund development of a browser that will make RNA sequence data from a large-scale brain resource more useful for neuroscience researchers.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Emory University said on Tuesday that it will lead an effort to sequence the genomes of 1,000 people who suffer from 22q11.2 deletion syndrome as part of an international consortium that has received $12 million from the National Institute of Mental Health to study how

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In Science this week: metagenomic-based technique for determining protein structure, and more.

An academic laments the rise of narcissism in the sciences, the Guardian reports.

Outgoing FDA commissioner Robert Califf writes in an editorial that the agency can help boost innovation.

The Trump transition team has asked NIH Director Francis Collins to remain at his post, though it's unclear for how long that will be.