NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – As if heeding the call of scientists who last week said that the US government, and in particular the National Institutes of Health, should give extra support to early-career investigators and transformative research, the NIH said on Friday that it plans to funnel around $1 billion into those efforts over the next few years.
 

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