By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The head of the UK's Biotechnical and Biological Sciences Research Council said his agency will maintain its current pace of spending on its eight member research institutes, and it has begun examining how to tackle what it admits are longstanding problems with its peer review system.

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