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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The New York Genome Center and the University of Buffalo have received $105 million in state funding to work together in pursuing genomic medicine advances and computational biomedical research, NYGC and UB said today.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The New York Genome Center officially launched at its new facility in downtown Manhattan today with a ribbon-cutting ceremony that featured statements by NYGC President and Scientific Director Robert Darnell and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

The New York Genome Center has begun to move into its new home in downtown Manhattan and plans to have its sequencing operations up and running next month, prior to a "ribbon-cutting ceremony" in mid-September.

The New York Genome Center has a number of new hires (

Gina Costa is now senior director of genomic applications at Illumina. She joins Illumina from Life Technologies, where she was senior director of genetic analysis, working on development of the Ion Torrent and SOLiD sequencing technologies.

Nancy Kelley has stepped down from her post as founding executive director of the New York Genome Center. Kelley had been the driving force behind the center's creation and last November had also taken on the role of chief operating officer.

Three months after the New York Genome Center appointed Bob Darnell as its first president and scientific director, the organization appears to be entering a new phase, with the departure of its founding executive director, Nancy Kelley, and emerging plans for a variety of scient

This story was originally published Nov. 28.

The New York Genome Center has appointed Robert Darnell to president and scientific director (see story, this issue).

Vermillion has appointed director Bruce Huebner as its interim CEO. Huebner succeeds former CEO Gail Page, who will be strategic advisor to the company and continue to serve on the board of directors.

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Researchers tie a variant in ADAMTS3 to breathing difficulties in dissimilar dog breeds, according to Discover's D-brief blog.

The Japan Times reports that researchers sequenced the genome of a woman who lived during the Jomon period.

Parents of children with rare genetic disease have to contend with shifts in the interpretation of genetic variants, the Wall Street Journal reports.

In Science this week: single-nucleus RNA sequencing of brain tissue from individuals with autism, and more.