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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The University of Pennsylvania's Basser Research Center for BRCA said it will award $6.9 million in research grants to its own investigators and those at other US institutions working on projects to advance cancer treatments for patients harboring BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Recessive inherited disease risk may be incrementally notched up over time in human populations by a process called biased gene conversion, according to a study appearing online yesterday

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The Wistar Institute has received a $12.1 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to fund collaborative research projects with University of Pennsylvania scientists focused on developing targeted skin cancer therapies, Wistar said on Tuesday.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has received a $7.3 million grant from the National Cancer Institute for three research projects targeting genes and proteins involved in of esophageal cancer.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The ability to continue digesting the milk sugar lactose in adulthood — enabled by ongoing expression of the lactase enzyme — seems to have spread across Africa through a combination of convergent evolution and past population movement, an international team reported t

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Researchers from the Scheie Eye Institute at the University of Pennsylvania have been awarded a five-year, $11.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate the genetic risk factors of African-Americans for developing primary open-angle glaucoma

In BMC Genomics, Swiss researchers described efforts to sequence and characterize the genome of a previously unknown Gram-negative bacterial species from a family called Alcal

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Plasmodium vivax parasite species behind most human malaria cases in Asia and Latin America can be traced back to Africa, where some ape species are still frequently afflicted with the parasite, according to a Nature Communications

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In a study appearing online today in the American Journal of Human Genetics, an international research team described 11 new blood pressure-linked loci identified through a g

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Using a massive meta-analysis genome-wide association study approach, a large international team has unearthed 11 new loci with ties to late-onset Alzheimer's disease.

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The Los Angeles Times reports that experts say Moderna's investigational COVID-19 vaccine results seem to be a step in the right direction, but that more testing is needed.

The Washington Post reports a new coronavirus data reporting protocol goes around the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Trump Administration has reversed its policy that could have stripped international students of their visas, the New York Times says.

In Cell this week: proteomic and metabolomic analysis of blood from COVID-19 patients, change in phosphorylation with infection, and more.