Wayne State University

A phylogenomic comparison of more than a dozen vertebrate genomes suggests similar brain-related genes have undergone adaptive evolution in the ancestors of humans and elephants.

Wayne State will use a $6.3 million NIH grant to study Charcot-Marie-Tooth genetics and pursue treatments.

With a $2.7 million grant, the genetics and imaging studies will pursue genes linked to OCD.

The funding will support a new ABI Qtrap and genetics and genomics studies of disease and organ growth.

WSU and the Michigan Technology and Research Institute are seeking funding to form a company to shepherd to clinical trials WSU's first candidate, a triple uptake inhibitor for treating depression. They eventually hope to attract a pharma partner for further development.

Georgia Biotech Tort-Shield Bill, Michigan 'Cluster of Innovation,' Maryland Nanobiotechnology Grants, North Carolina Biotechnology Center, Solano Economic Development Corp., Hong Kong Stimulus Package

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The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.

DARPA is working on developing algorithms that gauge the credibility of research findings, Wired reports.

The American Society of Breast Surgeons recommends all women diagnosed with breast cancer be offered genetic testing, the Washington Post says.

In Science this week: comparison of modern, historical rabbit exomes uncovers parallel evolution after myxoma virus exposure; and more.