Annual funding for President Barack Obama’s brain research initiative would quadruple the current allocation under recommendations by advisers to the project, providing a $4.5 billion investment spread over the next decade.
Scientists have discovered 193 hidden human proteins in an initiative that has produced the first comprehensive map of the human proteome, a research tool that may help drive new findings against disease.
The $14.5 billion investment by the U.S. in the Human Genome Project, completed a decade ago, has paid off more than 60-fold in new jobs, drugs and a rapidly expanding genetics industry, an analysis has found.
The Wellcome Trust, the world’s second-biggest medical charity and a backer of the Human Genome Project and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., is looking to sell $750 million in venture capital fund stakes as a resurgence of interest in the asset class lifts prices.
Almost a decade after the U.S. human genome project was completed, scientists say they have mapped the underlying regulatory system that switches DNA on and off, potentially spurring a wave of new research into the molecular basis of complex diseases such as Type 1 diabetes.