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Money in Translation

The UK, too, is investing in translational research, reports Nature's The Great Beyond blog. Beginning next April, the National Institute for Health Research will receive a 30 percent increase in funding. Over five years, £775 million will be given to its biomedical research units and centers. "These centres and units will provide vital support for research funded by NIHR and our public sector, charity and industry partners," says Sally Davies, director general of research and development at the Department of Health in a statement.

The Scan

Highly Similar

Researchers have uncovered bat viruses that are highly similar to SARS-CoV-2, according to Nature News.

Gain of Oversight

According to the Wall Street Journal, the Biden Administration is considering greater oversight of gain-of-function research.

Lasker for mRNA Vaccine Work

The Scientist reports that researchers whose work enabled the development of mRNA-based vaccines are among this year's Lasker Award winners

PLOS Papers on Causal Variant Mapping, Ancient Salmonella, ALK Fusion Test for NSCLC

In PLOS this week: MsCAVIAR approach to map causal variants, analysis of ancient Salmonella, and more.