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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.

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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.