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The HPOs will receive $13.8 million to enroll people interested in the All of Us program, gather participant health information, and help retain participants.

By targeting a subclass of metastatic breast cancer cells called cancer stem-like cells, a team led by researchers at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine has found a microRNA, miR-7, that appears to play a key role in brain-specific breast cancer metastasis.

QuantaLife has been awarded $820,000 in the first year of a five-year project with the University of Mississippi Medical Center to develop microdroplet PCR-based point-of-care tests to detect methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

The ARIC Neurocognitive Study will employ brain imaging and new genetic technologies to gather information from thousands of patients, in addition to data collected through the past two decades by the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study into the risk factors associated with heart disease and stroke.

Researchers are refining a tool to predict a woman's risk of developing breast cancer, according to the Guardian.

According to Stat News, the partial government shutdown in the US could soon affect the ability of the Food and Drug Administration to review new drugs.

In PNAS this week: gypsy moth genome sequenced, phylogenomic analysis of Polyneopterans, and more.

CNN reports that people's genes tend to have a greater influence on their risk of developing disease than their environment, but it varies by phenotype.