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Genetics & Genomics Research Funding

News on research grants, RFPs, government funding trends in genetics, genomics, and molecular diagnostics.

The project represents the UK portion of a broader initiative to sequence the genomes of all 1.5 million known animals, plants, protozoa, and fungi.

The study will recruit up to 200 patients with active Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis and sort them into high- and low-risk cohorts using the PredictSure IBD test. 

The firm is developing the test under a contract with the US Department of Health and Human Services' Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority.

The consortium is comprised of researchers from Inova, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Mayo Clinic, and MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Among the study's goals is to identify molecular signatures that can distinguish idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis from interstitial lung disease.

Google's Project Nightingale has collected health information on millions of Americans, according to the Wall Street Journal.

An opinion piece at The Hill criticizes the proposed plan to collect DNA samples from migrants at the US border.

Nature News writes that women in chemistry are less likely to have their manuscripts accepted for publication.

In PNAS this week: tRNA fragment signature for chronic lymphocytic leukemia, genomic sites sensitive to ultraviolet radiation in melanocytes, and more.