NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow today announced a £15 million ($22.7 million) investment in genome sequencing that establishes The Scottish Genomes Partnership. The universities are partnering with Illumina to support genomic research in Scotland in a variety of fields.

The project will initially focus on diagnosing cancer, childhood illnesses, and disorders of the central nervous system, as well as population studies. The project could eventually extend to agricultural research, sequencing plant and animal genomes important to Scotland.  

To read the full story....

Register for Free.

...and receive Daily News bulletins.

Already have a GenomeWeb or 360Dx account?
Login Now.

Researchers describe a way to share data while keeping it secure, Agence France Presse reports.

In Science this week: genetic mutations typically associated with esophageal cancer are common in older, healthy individuals, and more.

India's Council of Scientific and Industrial Research has a new director-general, according to ScienceInsider.

A new study links more than a hundred genes to autism spectrum disorder, Discover's D-brief blog reports.