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The grant will support a one-year pilot project to create a comprehensive map of human genetic variation for biomedical research.

Researchers report that Plasmodium falciparum shuffles its antigen genes in an apparent bid to avoid detection by the host immune system.

Bioinformatics firm Congenica today announced it has received £1 million ($1.6 million) from Cambridge Innovation Capital to scale up its Sapientia platform.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Three UK science funding agencies have jointly contributed £5.6 million ($9.4 million) toward the European X-ray Free Electron Lasers (XFEL) project, a facility currently under construction in Hamburg, Germany that will provide scientists with access to advanced crystallogr

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The UK's two major biomedical science funding entities, the Wellcome Trust and the Medical Research Council, have published a new guidance to help research organizations develop policies for handling health-related findings (HRFs) that may arise among their study parti

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — A group of UK-based research funding organizations said this week that they will adopt recommendations made by an expert advisory group to reduce the risk of anonymized individual research subjects in the UK being re-identified from genomic, epidemiological, and social

The University of Utah has been awarded US Patent No. 8,580,945, "Oligonucleotides for use in allele-specific PCR."
Josef Prchal, Roberto Nussenzveig, and Sabina Swierczek are named as inventors.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Wellcome Trust has awarded £1.3 million ($2 million) to fund a researcher at the University of East Anglia and the Institute of Food Research who will seek to find out how bacteria that are beneficial to humans help protect against diseases in the early phases of l

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Wellcome Trust and the UK's Medical Research Council are investing £12.8 million ($20.5 million) to create a database of induced pluripotent stem cells for use in a range of research efforts, such as genetic disease studies, the Wellcome Trust said today.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Wellcome Trust today announced a new research consortium that will investigate links between Alzheimer's disease and Down syndrome.

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A small, early-stage trial of a combination therapy for brain cancer reports favorable responses in two patients, according to the Guardian.

Nature News writes that viral genomic surveillance in the US faces systemic issues.

President Joe Biden is seeking an increase in federal spending, including higher budgets for the National Institutes of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In PLOS this week: sex-stratified genome-wide association study of chronic pain, sequencing data from Indigenous Mexican groups, and more.