NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases plans to fund research focused on better understanding the biology and immunology of natural viral infections and HIV vaccine vectors, including studies that will use a wide range of omics approaches.

NIAID said in a funding announcement on Friday it will support R01 research project grants for five years, and it will fund R21 exploratory or development projects with up to $275,000 over two years to pursue these studies.

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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.

In PLOS this week: genotyping of indigenous North African goats, program to simulate evolve and resequencing studies, and more.

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