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A Little Bit for You, Some for You, and, Yes, You Too

With its $8.2 billion from the stimulus package nearly in hand, the NIH says the money will mainly fund grant applications they have already received and will supplement existing grants. A smaller portion of the pie will go to funding new "challenge grants" that would award $500,000 a year for two years and be subject to stringent reporting requirements. According to Science Insider, acting director Raynard Kington says that "that NIH would be 'embarrassed' if institutions did not spend the money or boost their local economies."

The Scan

Support for Moderna Booster

An FDA advisory committee supports authorizing a booster for Moderna's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, CNN reports.

Testing at UK Lab Suspended

SARS-CoV-2 testing at a UK lab has been suspended following a number of false negative results.

J&J CSO to Step Down

The Wall Street Journal reports that Paul Stoffels will be stepping down as chief scientific officer at Johnson & Johnson by the end of the year.

Science Papers Present Proteo-Genomic Map of Human Health, Brain Tumor Target, Tool to Infer CNVs

In Science this week: gene-protein-disease map, epigenomic and transcriptomic approach highlights potential therapeutic target for gliomas, and more