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The NIH award funds a database that catalogs genomic information of clinically, economically, and scientifically important eukaryotic pathogens.

NEW YORK (Genomeweb) — A study comprehensively analyzing the genomes of more than 1,500 neuroblastoma cases has better determined the prognostic significance of ALK mutations and other alterations in neuroblastoma, and has biochemically investigated many of these variants to determine which ones

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

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The US Patent and Trademark Office is opening another interference proceeding in the CRISPR patent fight.

There's increasing genetic evidence that a number of ancient hominins may have contributed to the human gene pool, according to Discover's The Crux blog.

The Japan News writes that Japan needs to seize the opportunity to ensure that a wide number of people benefit from personalized cancer treatments.

In Cell this week: messenger RNA expression and translation, RNA localization atlas, and more.