NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The National Institutes of Health today said that it has awarded 85 grants totaling $141 million in 2014 to researchers working on "highly innovative approaches to major contemporary challenges in biomedical research" under the High Risk-High Reward program.

Along with the NIH, the agency's Common Fund supports the program.

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