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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Salk Institute for Biological Sciences has launched a campaign to raise $300 million in private funding to support a new genomic medicine initiative, as well as new cancer, aging, and neuroscience programs.

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Ryan Lister has been appointed to professor of computational biology at the University of Western Australia, where he will head his own research laboratory that will focus on using next-generation sequencing, genomic, biochemical, and computational techniques to

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – DNA methylation contributes to Arabidopsis immunity, helping to dynamically regulate some of the genes that the plants use to ward off bacterial infection, according to a study appearing online last night in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Scien

A new sequencing study suggests that the process of reprogramming adult cells to make induced pluripotent stem cells does not completely convert epigenetic marks to a stem cell-like state.

The $6 million endowment from Irwin Jacobs, chairman of the Board of Trustees at The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, and his wife Joan Klein Jacobs, will establish the Renato Dulbecco Chair in Genomics and the Roger Guillemin Chair in Neuroscience.

The research, funded with $11.5 million from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, will look at ways of astrocyte progenitors in animal models, an approach that the partners hope will lead to new therapies for ALS.

After a delay due to California's budget difficulties, the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine has broken ground on a $126 million research facility intended to foster collaborations in the San Diego area.

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In a letter, about two dozen researchers criticize the World Health Organization investigation into the origins of SARS-CoV-2 and call for a new inquiry, the Wall Street Journal reports.

National Geographic reports that nine great apes at the San Diego Zoo have been vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2.

Janet Woodcock, the acting commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration, speaks with NPR about SARS-CoV-2 testing and vaccines in the US.

In Science this week: genetic study of kidney fibrosis implicates the SOX9-NAV3-YAP1 axis.