NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institute of General Medical Sciences has awarded a $27 million contract to the Coriell Institute for Medical Research to expand and continue operation of the NIGMS Human Genetic Cell Repository (HGCR).

Under the five-year contract, the HGCR will enhance its collection of human cell lines by adding induced pluripotent stem cells that carry disease gene mutations.

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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.

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