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William Luster, Charles Hamner, Tamika Stubbs, Pinku Mukherjee, Leanna Read, Lusia Guthrie

The Umbrella Institute

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The Hunter Medical Research Institute was started to bring together biomedical and clinical scientists — and the results have been so positive that it has become a model for how to accomplish translational research.

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Intelligent Bio-Systems, Norwich Ventures, National Human Genome Research Institute, Floragenex, National Center for Genome Resources, Decode Genetics, DNAStar, Infogen

A new state and federally funded biotech park near Bangalore will house genome sequencing programs.

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is investing in Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's BioRxiv.

A study appearing in PLOS One finds that shortened consent forms don't affect clinical trial participants' understanding of the study.

The National Security Agency monitored signal intelligence for signs of "nefarious" genetic engineering projects, Gizmodo reports.

In Nature this week: barley genome sequenced, method for genotyping and phasing short tandem repeats, and more.