The End of (Many) Chimp Studies | GenomeWeb

A National Institutes of Health working group recommends that the agency retire and transfer the majority of chimpanzees it owns to sanctuaries. A small colony, it adds, should be retained for future research that meets certain ethical criteria and living conditions standards, as laid out by the December 2011 Institute of Medicine report, and that is reviewed by an independent committee.

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The White House has created a list of cuts, including to the NIH, that could be in a budget bill for this year.

The US National Institutes of Health is to allow applicants to cite preprints just as they would any other research paper, ScienceInsider reports.

Two manuscript pages handwritten by Charles Darwin are going on the auction block, according to the Los Angeles Times.

In PNAS this week: tool to track transcriptome-wide binding, evidence of balancing selection on behavior-linked genes, and more.