It's a Fight to Watch

The Scientist tells the story of Stephen Heinemann, a neurologist at the Salk Institute, who lost all his funding from the Salk Institute Council Endowment that, along with two NIH grants and private money, funded his mouse lab. Heinemann laid off his staff and now is worried that he'll be next out the door.

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Reuters reports that UK researchers are using gene-editing tools to develop flu-resistant chickens.

Nature calls for genomics to become part of the World Health Organization's cholera surveillance approach.

Vox explores a proposal to institute a lottery system to award grant funds.

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