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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 UK's Human Fertility and Embryology Authority calls for consumer genetic testing companies to warn customers that testing could uncover family secrets, according to the Guardian.

The New York Times reports that United Nations delegates have been discussing how to govern the genetic resources of the deep sea.

Researchers have transplanted edited cells into mice that appear to combat cocaine addiction, New Scientist reports.

In PNAS this week: analysis of proteolytic enzymes secreted by circulating tumor cells, phylogenetic study of Fv1 evolution, and more.