The LMB Gets a Facelift | GenomeWeb

The BBC reports that the British government will invest £67 million to rebuild the venerable Laboratory of Molecular Biology, run by the Medical Research Council. The MRC will put the money toward renovating the 40-year-old building, promoting new research in areas such as neurobiology, and expanding the lab's commercial activities.

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Harold Varmus, a former NIH director, says that proposed reductions to the agency's budget are worrisome.

The Genome 10K project is to sequence about 10,000 vertebrate genomes, including ones of endangered species, Digital Trends reports.

The new Coalition to Save NIH Funding aims to educate lawmakers and the public on the significance of biomedical research.

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