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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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Science speaks with the University of Michigan's Jedidiah Carlson, who has tracked population genetic discussions at white nationalist sites.

Gene therapies could qualify for a faster US Food and Drug Administration approval process, according to Stat News.

NPR reports that the US House of Representatives has passed a bill to enable terminally ill patients access to experimental drugs.

In Genome Research this week: inversion variants mapped in human, non-human primate genomes; transcriptome profiling of maize, sorghum; and more.