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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Roswell Park Cancer Institute is investing $18.5 million to fund the launch of a new Center for Personalized Medicine (CPM) at its campus in Buffalo, according to the office of NY Governor Andrew Cuomo.

New York State plans to fund a two-year, $5.1 million sequencing pilot project of 1,000 residents in Western New York under its Regional Economic Development Council Initiative.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A Roswell Park Cancer Institute researcher will use a $100,000 award to develop a blood-based test for diagnosing lung cancer.

New York State plans to invest $49.7 million in a wide range biotechnology-focused economic development projects with funding going to research institutes, incubators, and businesses throughout the state.

Exiqon said today that it has signed a "center of excellence" agreement with the Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
Under the agreement, Buffalo, NY-based RPCI will provide real-time PCR services using Exiqon's Mircury LNA Universal RT microRNA PCR products.

The collaboration brings together Ariadne, Cellecta, and the Roswell Park Cancer Institute to develop "a better understanding of the mechanisms of prostate cancer that result in novel targets and biomarkers."

DNA Genotek collected the samples at the Susan G. Komen Western New York Race for the Cure.

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A letter criticizing actions by the US government and research institutions toward Chinese and Chinese-American scientists has garnered more than a hundred signatories.

NPR reports that researchers in New York are investigating whether it is possible to edit the genomes of human sperm.

In an opinion piece at the Nation, Sarah Lawrence College's Laura Hercher argues that everyone should be able to access prenatal genetic testing.

In Nature this week: ancient DNA uncovers presence of Mediterranean migrants at a Himalayan lake, and more.