NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institutes of Health this week provided an update on several aspects of its new peer-review policy. 
 
In three seperate announcements, the agency updated its timeline for implementing a set of changes to its peer review system, described upcoming changes to its scoring system, and announced enhancements to its review criteria for judging applications.
 

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