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Using this technology, scientists were able to visualize BRCA1 protein interaction in a near-native environment and gain insight into its mechanics.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The US Department of Agriculture launched four research programs last month with an RNAi component, including ones related to the effect of climate change on disease-carrying insects, and pest-resistance and fungal contamination in plants.

WASHINGTON, DC (GenomeWeb) – At a conference held here this week to address health disparities in genomic medicine, researchers presented their findings on how minorities viewed the use of genomic tests and whether their knowledge about receiving such testing during the course of cancer treatment

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A parasitic strangleweed plant called dodder routinely swaps protein-coding transcripts with its host plants, according to a study published online today in Science.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A research team at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University have received a $1.3 million grant from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering to develop microfluidic tools for studying interactions between proteins and DNA in living

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – US funding agencies may have awarded millions of dollars in duplicate grants, according to an analysis by Virginia Bioinformatics Institute researchers presented as a peer-reviewed comment

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Vela Diagnostics today announced a deal with Thomas Jefferson University and Hospitals to jointly develop molecular diagnostics aimed at cancer and infectious diseases.

Several research groups have been exploring the Pacific Biosciences RS sequencer for characterizing repeat structures in the human genome, applying the platform's long reads to defined target areas.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health have awarded a $2 million grant under the Obama Administration's multi-agency 'Big Data' program to four universities to fund development of new technologies for analyzing genomic data.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Pennsylvania's Department of Health has awarded several million dollars in funding to research institutes and clinical science centers in the state that seek to translate genomics research for clinical use.


In Nucleic Acids Research this week: ProTraits includes genetic, phenotypic data on bacteria, archaea; Candida albicans assembly 22; and more.

The Wall Street Journal reports that researchers are looking beyond Cas9 for CRISPR editing.

Familial DNA searches in criminal cases are winning over some critics, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Genomics may help the Cavendish banana from succumbing to fungal infections, a trio of researchers writes at the Conversation.