At the Bayblab blog, they wonder just how much grant money is spent on applied research and how much on, well, overpriced equipment and missed targets. Canada's National Post printed a story about a scientist who was forced to re-pay grant money that he spent on personal gadgets.

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CNN reports that researchers have tied a new variant to opioid addiction risk.

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An initiative from GenomeAsia 100K hopes to increase the number of South Asians in genetic research, according to NBC News.

In Science this week: genomic analysis of ancient and modern horses indicates population turnover, and more.