This article was originally published Dec. 12.

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute plans to fund research that aims to "identify and fill in specific gaps" in exome sequencing data of 7,500 samples from a previous, stimulus-funded project.

The number of awards to be made, which will have a maximum length of four years and size of $1.5 million, is "contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications," according to a recent funding opportunity announcement.

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A former Penn State Hershey Medical Center staffer has admitted to lying about skipping mandatory steps of genetic cancer tests he performed, the Associated Press reports.

The genome of a rare, red bat suggests that its effective population size has been in decline for thousands of years, according to a PLOS One study.

In Nature this week: investigation into the genetics of medulloblastoma, and more.

A project in the UK is to use genomic selection to speed spruce tree growth, according to Innovators Magazine.