All Those Funds

More than $625 million of NIH stimulus money is heading into 'omics coffers, reported our sister publication, GenomeWeb Daily News, earlier this month. That number represents 970 stimulus grants or about 14 percent of total NIH stimulus grant funding given out by the end of the 2009 fiscal year. And so, our other sister publications dug a bit more into the grants databases to see how that money is being spread around to the different technology areas. We sum their findings up here:

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The Washington Post reports on a Federal Bureau of Investigation plan to place rapid DNA analyzers at booking stations around the country.

In an editorial, officials from scientific societies in the US and China call for the international community to develop criteria and standards for human germline editing.

The US National Institutes of Health is to review studies that have received private support for conflicts of interest, according to the New York Times.

In Science this week: the PsychENCODE Consortium reports on the molecular mechanisms of neuropsychiatric disorders, and more.