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Silicon Valley VC firm DFJ led the investment in Verge, which is applying machine learning to the development of new drugs for Parkinson's and ALS.

The Martinos Center, Envision Genomics, and startup RowAnalytics are building an open precision medicine platform called Giro Health on IBM architecture.

The researchers' techniques will enable an understanding of brain circuitry and allow them to study disease models of autism and schizophrenia.

Investigators identified dozens of neuronal subtypes in mouse and human brain samples using single-cell methylation sequencing, including a new neuronal subtype.

The researchers plan to use their method to study neural transmission in disease and will also offer the technique as a service for other neuroscience labs.

The Umbrella Institute

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The Hunter Medical Research Institute was started to bring together biomedical and clinical scientists — and the results have been so positive that it has become a model for how to accomplish translational research.

By analyzing mitochondrial and nuclear DNA from bone fragments found at two Russian graves, an international research team has determined that all seven Romanovs, Russia's last royal family, were killed in 1918.

At ABRF's annual conference this week, a panel talked about funding, personnel, and other issues involved in running of a mass-spectrometry core laboratory.

Making the Most of a Conference

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From small scientific meetings to enormous tradeshows, here are ways to get the most out of a conference to boost your career and your research.

The US National Science Foundation's new sexual harassment policy is to go into effect next month, according to Nature News.

Researchers report using genotyping to tie together illegal ivory shipments and trace them back to a handful of cartels, the New York Times reports.

Researchers find that historical factors influence which genes are the most highly studied, the Atlantic reports.

In Nature this week: genomic ancestry analysis of Sardinians, current noncoding mutations in colorectal cancer, and more.