NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – BioNanomatrix has received a Phase II grant in the amount of nearly $2.1 million from the National Human Genome Research Institute to support further development of the firm's single-molecule nanoscale whole-genome analyzer.

The 30-month Small Business Innovation Research award was made under the BioEngineering Nanotechnology Initiative, which is intended to support the development of nanotechnologies for biomedicine applications. The newest grant follows completion of a similar Phase I grant for initial development of the technology.

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The Atlantic reports that genetic counselors are coping with an influx of patients seeking advice on their direct-to-consumer genetic test results.

A small study finds differences between three genomic prostate cancer tests, Medscape reports.

In Nature this week: shared genetic architecture for asthma and allergic diseases, and more.

A survey of Canadians finds them to be divided on genetically modified food, the Ottawa Citizen reports.

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