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With the three-year grants, the institutions will continue an initiative that is developing tools and technologies for genome biology research.

The test is designed to analyze a panel of 112 genes to help in the diagnosis of thyroid nodules with indeterminate fine-needle aspiration cytology.

The groups will conduct a study evaluating the benefits of targeted next-generation sequencing in the diagnosis and care of infants with genetic disorders.

National Geographic reports that marine mammals have lost a gene that could make them more susceptible to organophosphate damage.

For a Broader Group

Scientific American reports that drugs being pursued to treat small fraction of Parkinson's disease patients with a certain gene mutation could also help a larger portion of patients.

The genome center will be equipped with five Illumina NovaSeq instruments and will support clinical research at the Immune Therapy and Transplantation Center.

Researchers associated with the Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) Research Network will publish more than 25 papers this week to discuss findings from the initiative.

The test was developed by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and is marketed in partnership with Sonic Healthcare.

Diabetes Respite

University of Pittsburgh-led team finds that gene therapy could treat mice with type 1 diabetes for a few months, the Los Angeles Times reports.

In PNAS this week: effect of human genetic variation on CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing, expression profiles of breast cancer, and more.

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A Harvard University professor has been charged with making false claims regarding funds he received from China, the New York Times reports.

Discover magazine reports that animal dissections might dissuade students from science careers, but that a firm has developed synthetic frogs for dissections.

Nature News reports that a US panel is reviewing current guidelines for federally funded gain-of-function viral research.

In PNAS this week: de novo mutation patterns among the Amish, an alternative RNA-seq method, and more.