University of Kansas

Mountain chickadee

Researchers used thousands of conserved sequences for more than 100 songbird species to reconstruct their diversification and historical expansion route.

Genomic, transcriptomic, and phylogenetic data suggest a group of microscopic parasites within the cnidarian lineage has undergone extensive body plan streamlining.

The partners will collaborate on pediatric oncology research, with a goal of earning an NCI designation of Comprehensive Cancer Center.

The NCRR funding will fund clinical and translational science centers and partnerships centered at five universities.

NHGRI's rare diseases program will partner with The University of Kansas and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to speed up therapeutic development.

According to unaudited, pro forma data, Panomics would have added $10.7 million to Affy's total revenues for the nine months ended Sept. 30, 2008, and $11 million to the company's top line in fiscal year 2007.

Robert Redfield is floated as the next director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Washington Post reports.

The New York Times writes that the National Institutes of Health's All of Us Research Program is "ambitious" and that some are concerned it might be overly so.

Representative Lamar Smith's criticism of the National Science Foundation has "changed the nature of the conversation," according to ScienceInsider.

In PLOS this week: non-coding RNA function in yeast, transcriptomic profiles of malaria parasites, and more.