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Salty Gene

Researchers report at the American Heart Association meeting that they've linked a gene variant to increased salt consumption.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The University of Kentucky is creating a biobank that will be a large, flexible resource that gathers samples from the patient population at the university hospital.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In a study published online today in Science, researchers from the University of Colorado at Boulder, the University of Kentucky at Lexington, and elsewhere described soil microbiome

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institutes of Health has provided tens of millions of dollars in new funding to support three new Comprehensive Metabolomics Centers at Mayo Clinic, the University of Kentucky, and the University of Florida that will support metabolomics research in their

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The University of Kentucky plans to establish the UK Center for Regulatory and Environmental Analytical Metabolomics (UK-CREAM), and it has hired several metabolomics and cancer researchers from the University of Louisville to launch the program.

A pair of studies that used Illumina's EquineSNP50 BeadChip to investigate inbreeding in Thoroughbred horses and SNP misplacement in the horse genome map has been published in the June issue of Animal Genetics.

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

A collaboration funded by the US-Israel Binational Science Foundation will study non-coding RNAs.

Ambati and colleagues reported this month that Dicer1 depletion triggered the degeneration of retinal pigmented epithelium cells, a hallmark of the severest form of dry AMD, in human cells and mouse models.

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The Jackson Laboratory has filed a complaint accusing Nanjing University of breeding and re-selling its mouse models, the Hartford Courant reports.

Oxford researchers are turning to virtual reality to visualize genes and regulatory elements, Phys.org says.

In Science this week: neutrophils rely on microRNA to protect against lung inflammation, and more.

China is moving forward with plans to sequence a million citizens, the Wall Street Journal reports.