The new fund aims to advance data-driven innovations by investing in academic research on and the commercialization of genomic and other technologies.
Imagene will incorporate LifeNome's bioinformatics platform into consumer-facing genetic testing products to be marketed in China and Hong Kong.
The funding will support projects involving the use of genomic technologies to improve human health and agriculture, as well as to address key environmental challenges.
In a pair of papers, the researchers reported that the sugar pine genome largely comprises transposable elements and contains conifer-specific Dicer-like proteins.
The metrics are intended to provide an objective and constant way of evaluating the value of the repositories as well as the datasets they contain.
Interviews with leading UK scientists revealed apprehension about losing access to European funding, limitations on freedom of movement, and an exodus of biotechs to the EU.
There is significant interest in technologies that provide long-range genomic information, but only among a subset of users.
The agency will fund projects across a range of research areas including single-cell genomics, sample preparation, and genome-wide functional analysis.
The centers will work together as a network that will help cancer researchers develop tools and strategies to analyze data from large-scale genomics projects.
The new center will provide a common space for scientists from various disciplines to work on computational and statistical challenges.
The US National Institutes of Health's All of Us project awarded $4.6 million to the company Color to develop a genetic counseling resource for the program.
The Times of India reports on a pilot study that used genomic testing to determine whether patients had drug-resistant tuberculosis.
New guidelines say that more women may benefit from genetic testing for hereditary breast or ovarian cancer, according to the Los Angeles Times.
In Cell this week: small proteins identified among human microbiome, role for tumor microbes in pancreatic cancer survival, and more.