NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The University of Utah and the University of California, San Diego, have received National Institutes of Health funding for genomics studies that can be applied to pediatric neurobiology and cardiovascular disease research.

The University of Utah said this week that it won an $8.2 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to establish a zebrafish Cardiac Development Research Center that will serve as part of the Cardiovascular Development Consortium.

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The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is investing in Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's BioRxiv.

A study appearing in PLOS One finds that shortened consent forms don't affect clinical trial participants' understanding of the study.

The National Security Agency monitored signal intelligence for signs of "nefarious" genetic engineering projects, Gizmodo reports.

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