NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Australia is providing A$652 million (US$673.5 million) to fund 1,141 grants for medical research across the continent, Minister for Health Tanya Plibersek announced today.

The grants include funding for 'omics-related research and are being administered by the National Health and Medical Research Council. They address needs from basic science to research translation and support scientists through the early and mid-stages of their careers, NHMRC said.

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A survey examines how age, political leanings, and more influence how Americans view certain scientific topics, the Associated Press reports.

A researcher who pleaded guilty to making false statements in research reports has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison and must pay $7.2 million back to the NIH.

The BabySeq project to study the risks and benefits of sequencing newborns is underway.

In Nature this week: association between genome-wide homozygosity and traits like height and cognitive ability, improved CRISPR-Cas9 editing, and more.