NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Officials in Australia today launched a two-year, A$5.5 million (US$5.7 million) initiative to identify the common genetic mutations that cause melanoma.

The Australian Melanoma Genome Project brings together researchers from the Melanoma Institute Australia, the University of Sydney, Westmead Millennium Institute, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and NSW Health Pathology, and the Queensland Institute of Medical Research to identify new methods of diagnosing and treating melanoma based on the genetic characteristics of individual melanomas.

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National Geographic reports that marine mammals have lost a gene that could make them more susceptible to organophosphate damage.

NPR reports on Human Cell Atlas Consortium's effort to catalog all the different cell types within the human body.

The Union of Concerned Scientists surveyed US government scientists about Trump Administration policies and more, Science reports.

In PNAS this week: history and genetic diversity of the scarlet macaw, approach for predicting human flu virus evolution, and more.

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