NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine announced today that it has received a $1.7 million grant from Irish biopharmaceutical firm Shire to fund 10 training fellowships.

The one-to-two year awards will be used to train medical geneticists over the next three years with the aim of helping to end the shortage of medical geneticists in the US, the foundation said. "We have reached a critical juncture in terms of the integration of medical genetics into healthcare," said ACMG Foundation Executive Director Michael Watson in a statement.

To read the full story....

Register for Free.

...and receive Daily News bulletins.

Already have an account?
Login Now.

Human Longevity alleges that Craig Venter stole trade secrets in a lawsuit filed against the J. Craig Venter Institute.

A new analysis critiques the analysis and conclusions of the Atacama mummy genome sequencing study.

An Associated Press poll finds that most US adults say they'd want to know whether they carried a gene variant predisposing them to an incurable disease.

In PLOS this week: transcription levels linked to uracil mutations, transcriptomic analysis of medicinal leech, and more.