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NIH and NSF Renew and Expand Computational Neuroscience Program

NEW YORK, Nov. 7 (GenomeWeb News) - The National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation announced yesterday a joint initiative among five NSF directorates and nine NIH Institutes to fund the study of neuroscience using bioinformatics approaches.


The new initiative, entitled Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience, replaces a two-year-old similar initiative - extending the mandate for another three years and adding several more institutes' participation.


The initiative provides for up to $250,000 from the NIH or $500,000 from the NSF per year with durations of three to five years per project.


The Scan

And Back

The New York Times reports that missing SARS-CoV-2 genome sequences are back in a different database.

Lacks Family Hires Attorney

A lawyer for the family of Henrietta Lacks plans to seek compensation from pharmaceutical companies that have used her cancer cells in product development, the Baltimore Sun reports.

For the Unknown

The Associated Press reports that family members are calling on the US military to use new DNA analysis techniques to identify unknown sailors and Marines who were on the USS Arizona.

PLOS Papers on Congenital Heart Disease, COVID-19 Infection Host MicroRNAs, Multiple Malformation Mutations

In PLOS this week: new genes linked to congenital heart disease, microRNAs with altered expression in COVID-19, and more.