NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Several branches of the Department of Health and Human Services have invited eligible businesses to apply for Small Business Innovation Research grants, according to the National Institutes of Health.

The new SBIR grants will be made by NIH, the Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Administration for Children and Families.

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A former Penn State Hershey Medical Center staffer has admitted to lying about skipping mandatory steps of genetic cancer tests he performed, the Associated Press reports.

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