NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institutes of Health unveiled on Friday during a meeting of advisors its plans to enhance and improve its peer review system.
 
These changes in peer review policy are “concrete solutions that will maximize flexibility, remove any unnecessary burden, stimulate new innovation, and promote transformative research," NIH Director Elias Zerhouni said in a statement.
 

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