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After the next round of grant submissions, the US National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute says it will no longer accept investigator-initiated R21 applications, the agency says. In an announcement, NHLBI says that the point of the R21 grant was to give investigators time and money to produce preliminary data that could then be used to pursue larger studies.

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This year's Breakthrough Prize winners include a pair that developed a therapy for spinal muscular atrophy.

The New York Times reports on how white supremacists misconstrue genetic research, concerning many geneticists.

Researchers find that people's genetics influence their success at university, but that it is not the only factor.

In Nature this week: approach to identify genetic variants that affect trait variability, application of read clouds to microbiome samples, and more.