By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – British Columbia has provided nearly C$2.2 million (US$2.1 million) to the BC Cancer Agency to buy three genome sequencers that will be installed in the Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre (GSC).

Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD), which provided the funding, said on Friday that the program also will support a new business outreach coordinator who will aim to increase the GSC's work with industry.

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In PNAS this week: epigenetic changes linked with high-altitude pulmonary edema, transcriptome profiling of maize leaf development, and more.

Stanford University researchers are studying top athletes to uncover genes linked to performance.

The UW's Wylie Burke and Dartmouth's Gilbert Welch argue that whole-genome testing may do more harm than good, and a related poll.

Differences in DNA methylation could be used to distinguish between DNA samples obtained from identical twins, researchers say.

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