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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Science Foundation has awarded $25 million to fund a new center at the University of Buffalo that will use X-ray bioimaging technologies to analyze molecular targets for their use as therapeutic drugs, NSF said yesterday.

The University of Buffalo and its spin-off molecular diagnostics company, Empire Genomics, have announced a partnership with Life Technologies to develop and commercialize sequencing-based tests using the Ion Torrent Proton and PGM.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Empire Genomics, the University at Buffalo, and Life Technologies have joined to develop CLIA-certified next-generation sequencing facilities in upstate New York, they announced today.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – An international team led by investigators in Mexico and the US has sequenced the genome of the carnivorous bladderwort plant, Utricularia gibba.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Roswell Park Cancer Institute is investing $18.5 million to fund the launch of a new Center for Personalized Medicine (CPM) at its campus in Buffalo, according to the office of NY Governor Andrew Cuomo.

The University of Buffalo will use an $850,000 grant to bring in new expertise at its informatics and computational biology-focused center of excellence.

The school will use the $634,000 grant to partner with Charles University to study three gene-environment interactions linked to MS disease progression.

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Forensic genetic firm Verogen has bought the genetic genealogy site GEDmatch.

Researchers have 3D-printed plastic bunnies that encase the information needed to make more such bunnies in DNA, according to Discover magazine.

Dan Rather, the former CBS Evening News anchor and executive producer of a new documentary, writes at the Guardian that everyone needs to know about CRISPR.

In PNAS this week: analysis of FOXA1 upregulation in ER-positive breast cancer, gene editing to correct recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa, and more.