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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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Harold Varmus, a former NIH director, says that proposed reductions to the agency's budget are worrisome.

The Genome 10K project is to sequence about 10,000 vertebrate genomes, including ones of endangered species, Digital Trends reports.

The new Coalition to Save NIH Funding aims to educate lawmakers and the public on the significance of biomedical research.

In PLOS this week: analysis of viral sequences from human blood samples, gut microbiomes of heart failure patients, and more.