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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.

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions is considering using DNA tests to determine relatedness between adult and child migrants, the Daily Caller reports.

Bloomberg reports that Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics plans to offer a treatment it is developing under the "right to try" law for hundreds of thousands of dollars.

In a proof-of-concept study, researchers report being able to determine age from dried bloodstains, Discover's D-brief blog reports.

In Nature this week: expansion of disease-resistance genes among long-lived oak trees, and more.