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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institute of Nursing Research plans to fund research projects that seek to uncover genomic variants or mechanisms that are involved in how patients respond to rehabilitation efforts, NINR said today.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institute of Nursing Research is planning to fund studies that partner microbial genomics and environmental science projects to discover how the microbial communities in pregnant women may play a role in preterm labor, a major cause of neonatal mortality a

The National Institute on Nursing Research plans to award $2 million for studies into genomic variants for use in identifying and treating chronic disorders.

Funded with $1.25 million in 2010, the grants will support studies of epigenetic factors that affect disease symptoms and complications.

The American Prospect writes that the pilot program to test the DNA of migrants could lead to more family separations.

An international commission is to develop a report on how researchers, clinicians, and regulators should evaluate the clinical applications of human germline genome editing.

The US Department of Agriculture presents a new blueprint for animal genomic research.

In Genome Research this week: repetitive element deletion linked to altered methylation and more in form of muscular dystrophy; human contamination in draft bacterial and archaeal genomes; and more.