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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has awarded $35 million to fund a number of new research projects focused on discoveries about how microbes interact in the oceans and how they affect ecosystems.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The University of Miami broke ground Thursday on a new marine research complex that will include one building focused on marine life sciences research projects and another that will house oceanographic, meteorological, and marine physics-related studies.

The University of Rhode Island has won a $20 million grant from the National Science Foundation — the single largest grant in the university's history — toward molecular biology research in marine life science there and at eight partner academic institutions statewide.

The Marine Genomics and Marine Mammal Institutes will build a new facility with the funds, so long as a larger NIST grant comes through.

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In a point-counterpoint in the Boston Globe, researchers discuss the potential of gene editing to prevent Lyme disease, but also the pitfalls of doing so.

MIT's Technology Review reports that researchers hope to develop a CRISPR-based pain therapy.

In Science this week: atlas of malaria parasites' gene expression across their life cycles, and more.