NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institutes of Health this morning named the winners of two ambitious science programs under its Roadmap for Medical Research — the NIH Director’s Pioneer Awards and New Innovator Awards.
 
NIH will grant $138 million to 47 scientists under these programs, which aim to stimulate and sustain “deep innovation,” NIH Director Elias Zerhouni said in a statement. Many of the awards will go to molecular biologists studying genomics and proteomics.
 

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