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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.

CNN reports that researchers have tied a new variant to opioid addiction risk.

Organoids derived from patients' tumors may help determine what chemotherapy treatment patients would benefit from, according to New Scientist.

An initiative from GenomeAsia 100K hopes to increase the number of South Asians in genetic research, according to NBC News.

In Science this week: genomic analysis of ancient and modern horses indicates population turnover, and more.