NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – As part of its efforts to respond to tightening federal budgets and to enhance its scrutiny of research projects, the National Institutes of Health is currently working out the details of a new policy that would require applicants who are already receiving more than $1.5 million from NIH to undergo a new special review process.

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