Fueled by $1.3 billion in new funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the National Cancer Institute plans to expand two cancer genome sequencing projects.

NCI Director John Niederhuber said at the American Association for Cancer Research meeting in Denver last week that the institute plans to expand the Cancer Genome Atlas project to 20 to 25 major tumor types.

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The New York City medical examiner is overseeing an effort to identify missing persons using DNA, according to the Associated Press.

Nobel laureate Günter Blobel has died at 81, the New York Times reports.

In PNAS this week: mouse model of genetically induced emphysema, gene expression signatures of circulating melanoma cells, and more.

A phylogenetic analysis indicates two venomous Australian spiders are more closely related than thought, the International Business Times reports.

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