NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — The National Institutes of Health and the National Human Genome Research Institute will cut the number and size of competitive research project grants they award next year, but staffers at the agencies aren’t likely to feel a similar pinch, according to NIH budget data.
 

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The US National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration have proposed changing gene therapy oversight, the Associated Press reports.

Nature News reports that the Salk Institute has asked for the scope of a gender discrimination lawsuit brought against it to be narrowed.

CNBC reports that the sequencing startup Veritas aims to sequence individuals who fall at extremes.

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