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Funded by a $600 million gift, the Biohub will support investigators at three universities as well as two initial internal projects. 

The organizations will each contribute expertise in immunotherapy and epigenomics to improve cancer treatment options for patients. 

This Week in Cell

In Cell this week: essential genes in AML, indel hotspots affect certain genes in cancer, and more.

Based on survey responses from more than 2,500 women with breast cancer, researchers reported a robust demand for genetic testing and counseling.

The funding will, in part, support efforts to expand the project's catalog of functional elements and understand their roles in different contexts.

Researchers fear the executive order will have long-lasting effects on the US' ability to recruit top talent, and will make the country less attractive as an international conference venue.

The collaborators plan to collect samples that will allow them insight into participants' microbiomes in order to understand disease mechanisms over time.

Stanford researchers develop a low-cost centrifuge inspired by a whirligig toy.

For New Skin

Technology Review writes that gene therapy might be able to help people with epidermolysis bullosa.

The team identified gene expression patterns that can determine how severe a patient's systemic sclerosis is and if treatment has been effective. 

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In Science this week: genetic target for urothelial bladder cancer treatment, and more.

At the Conversation, the University of Oxford's Michael Macklay writes that learning genetic risk of disease is a personal decision.

Two dozen scientific organizations have endorsed the March for Science, according to ScienceInsider.

Researchers in Japan describe a chimpanzee with a chromosomal abnormality similar to human Down syndrome, Mashable reports.