NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – England's Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) announced today that they have committed £3 million ($4.7 million) to fund eight epigenetics research projects throughout the UK.

The money, the groups said, will support interdisciplinary research between biological and social scientists to examine the interactions between social phenomena, human biology, and behavior.

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While gene therapies may have high price tags, they could be cheaper than the cost of managing disease, according to MIT's Technology Review.

Researchers are looking for markers that indicate which cancer patients may respond to immunotherapies, the Associated Press writes.

In Nature this week: paternal age associated with de novo mutations in children, and more.

Nature News writes that researchers are still wrangling over the role of the p-value.

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