NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institutes of Health is taking comments from the public on possible changes it may make to its conflict-of-interest regulations for federally funded research, NIH said on Tuesday.

The existing regulations for financial interest were implemented in 1995 and were designed to ensure that federally funded health research grants would not be biased by financial conflicts on the part of the researcher.

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