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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Horizon Discovery said today it has received a share of a European Union Seventh Framework Programme grant totaling €5.75 million ($7.8 million) for work it will do on a project called "CV genes-at-target."

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Exposure to symptomatic individuals within healthcare settings may account for just a fraction of Clostridium difficile infections, according to a study from the UK appearing online last night in the New England Journal of Medicine.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A team from the UK and the Netherlands has garnered evidence suggesting left- and right-handedness may involve genes from some of the same pathways that produce other features differing on right and left sides of the body.

A team from the University of Oxford and the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics has adapted RNA shotgun sequencing to the task of recovering and assembling the whole genomes of viruses in biological samples.

Researchers at the University of Oxford working with an alpha-hemolysin protein-based nanopore sequencing strategy have shown that it is possible to pass long RNA heteropolymers through alpha-hemolysin pores using an electric current.

Name: Mark McCarthy
Title: Robert Turner Professor of Diabetes, University of Oxford

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A new £90 million ($140.1 million) center for big data analysis and drug discovery at Oxford University was launched today.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Researchers from the UK and several other countries used sequencing and SNP analyses to characterize African and Asian populations of the malaria parasite Plasmodium falci

Eastern Biotech in Dubai is now offering BGI Health's non-invasive sequencing-based prenatal test for Down syndrome under the name Trigene.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In a study published in the early, online edition of Science today, researchers from the University of Chicago, the University of Oxford, and elsewhere sorted through genome sequences for dozens of humans and chimpanzees to

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Google's Project Nightingale has collected health information on millions of Americans, according to the Wall Street Journal.

An opinion piece at The Hill criticizes the proposed plan to collect DNA samples from migrants at the US border.

Nature News writes that women in chemistry are less likely to have their manuscripts accepted for publication.

In PNAS this week: tRNA fragment signature for chronic lymphocytic leukemia, genomic sites sensitive to ultraviolet radiation in melanocytes, and more.