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The program was established to support the development and dissemination of functional genomic tools and techniques for genome manipulation in model organisms.

With genome sequences or genotyping profiles for 280 Native American and mestizo individuals, researchers explored population history and dynamics in Peru.

The roundworm Caenorhabditis briggsae lost thousands of genes, possibly in response to developing the ability to self-fertilize, the New York Times says.

Participants in the pilot will begin developing the capabilities required for the planned data commons, including making data transparent and interoperable.

The NIH has awarded $169 million this year to support 110 new projects in the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies Initiative.

In Genome Research this week: computational method for detecting repeat expansions, approach to find mosaic structural changes, and more.

The company also received a grant from the Maryland Innovation Initiative to help advance the device toward commercialization.

By focusing on protein domain families, researchers uncovered "oncodomains" that linked thousands of variants to cancer.

Two new Nature Communications studies underscored the need for better genomic studies of populations of non-European ancestry.

Researchers implemented qPCR on TaqMan Array Cards to find six pathogens are responsible for up to 90 percent of childhood diarrhea at seven sites in Africa and Asia.

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NPR reports that with medical data being big business, some companies want to get patients involved.

The Asbury Park Press reports on the startup Genomic Prediction's test to determine an embryo's risk of disease.

In PNAS this week: optical mapping allows glimpse of structural variants, disease-linked GATA2 mutations boosts its protein activity, and more.

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has released the results of a genetic ancestry analysis, the Boston Globe reports.