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Due to a budget cut of nearly 1 percent for the remainder of the fiscal year, the US National Institutes of Health plans to scale back grants for all of its institutes and centers. With the exception of the National Cancer Institute, non-competing research awards will be reduced to 1 percent below the award level for FY 2010, and inflationary adjustments for recurring costs in FY 2012 and beyond will be set at 2 percent. Modular and non-modular research NCI grants face a 3 percent reduction.

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Oxford Nanopore Technologies is looking into dual listings in London and Hong Kong, according to the South China Morning Post.

US lawmakers proposed increasing the National Science Foundation budget, including its facilities account, Science reports.

The New York Times looks into medical research funding in the US and how the grant system might not be funding the best work.

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