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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.

An Australian-led team has generated a draft genome assembly of the invasive cane toad in hopes it will help in population control, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

The New York Times reports that the US Department of Defense has implemented about half the recommendations made to improve safe handling of dangerous agents.

In PLOS this week: approach for teasing out archaic introgression in human genomes, immune transcription features in HCV infection, and more.

Stat News reports that Maryland is promoting itself to the biotech industry with a mobile billboard.