China is revamping how it awards research grants, Nature News reports. The two main competitive programs currently in place — called '863' and '973' — will be phased out by 2017 and replaced by five new channels.
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CNN reports that researchers have tied a new variant to opioid addiction risk.
Organoids derived from patients' tumors may help determine what chemotherapy treatment patients would benefit from, according to New Scientist.
An initiative from GenomeAsia 100K hopes to increase the number of South Asians in genetic research, according to NBC News.
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