The success rate for competing research project grant applications submitted to the US National Institutes of Health fell in 2013, writes Sally Rockey, the deputy director for extramural research at NIH, at the Rock Talk blog.
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In Genome Research this week: mitochondrial and nuclear gene fusions in cancer, role of genomic imprinting in tissue-specific gene expression, and more.
Maria Freire from the Foundation for the NIH calls for "politically popular pledges of support" for the NIH to turn into support for increased funding for the agency.
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The White House says ethical discussions about genome editing of the human germline are needed.