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Senator Benjamin Cardin (D–Md.) introduced a bill that would have NIH spend more of its stimulus funds on small businesses that are commercializing research, reports ScienceInsider. In the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, NIH was exempt from the 2.8 percent “tax” that other agencies pay to fund the Small Business Innovation Research programs. This bill would have NIH contribute $150 million of its stimulus money on SBIR grants.Fo

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A UK study on mixing SARS-CoV-2 vaccines is expanding to include vaccines developed by additional companies, according to the Guardian.

According to Science, the US National Academy of Sciences is poised to eject two members accused of sexual harassment.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: machine learning approach to detect DNA-bound proteins, CRISPR-based method for activating specific gene targets, and more.

The FDA and CDC call for a pause in administering Johnson & Johnson's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine while reports of rare blood clots are looked into, reports the Wall Street Journal.