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The team aims to release the new resource sometime next year, with the hope that it will become as widely used as other institute databases.

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In Cell this week: host-microbe interactions and cancer drug response; links between transcription rate, mRNA translation, and methylation; and more.

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

The Ebola virus may have mutated to better infect humans during the 2014 outbreak, the New York Times reports.

The healthcare provider organizations are tasked with managing patient enrollment in the Precision Medicine Initiative.

Tufts scientists and their colleagues called for steps to ensure that disadvantaged groups benefit from genetically based diagnoses and treatments.

The researchers particularly highlighted C21orf2 and NEK1, which are involved in cilial and mitochondrial function.

A study of gut microbes in infants with or without necrotizing enterocolitis points to a uropathogenic Escherichia coli association in infected preterm infants

Following from genetic studies of compulsive behavior in dogs, researchers have starting collecting behavioral information for dogs in the Darwin's Dogs project.

The scientists fused Cas9 to zinc finger proteins to reduce off-target activity, essentially replacing the other nucleases that had been used with zinc fingers.

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The New York Times reports that as China invests in science, it also is dealing with research fraud.

In PLOS this week: transcriptome study of a cold-tolerant plant, deep sequencing of clinical influenza A samples, and more.

The Atlantic writes that retrotransposons like BovB have proliferated in a number of genomes.

Researchers have sequenced the genome of a man who lived in China some 40,000 years ago, according to UPI.