NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – To help accelerate the clinical translation of insights gained from genome-wide association studies (GWAS) in type I diabetes, the National Institutes of Health this month announced that it has earmarked $15 million to fund efforts to characterize and validate genetic variations associated with the disease.

While a number of environmental factors play a role in the development of type I diabetes, a number of studies have also implicated genetics in the disease.

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The Jackson Laboratory has filed a complaint accusing Nanjing University of breeding and re-selling its mouse models, the Hartford Courant reports.

Oxford researchers are turning to virtual reality to visualize genes and regulatory elements, Phys.org says.

In Science this week: neutrophils rely on microRNA to protect against lung inflammation, and more.

China is moving forward with plans to sequence a million citizens, the Wall Street Journal reports.

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