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The grant will fund genomics studies of families suffering from high incidences of schizophrenia and bipolar disorders.

"We often try to have these heroic 50,000-patient studies out there. Really, a little bit of biological plausibility is all that is needed," said Howard McLeod, head of the Pharmacogenetics in Every Nation Initiative.


The American Prospect writes that the pilot program to test the DNA of migrants could lead to more family separations.

An international commission is to develop a report on how researchers, clinicians, and regulators should evaluate the clinical applications of human germline genome editing.

The US Department of Agriculture presents a new blueprint for animal genomic research.

In Genome Research this week: repetitive element deletion linked to altered methylation and more in form of muscular dystrophy; human contamination in draft bacterial and archaeal genomes; and more.