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DrugMonkey goes into a bit more detail about the new NIH grant application policy that limits applicants to one amendment (currently applications are limited to two amendments, as established in 1996). The blogger wades through some data and is still at a loss to understand how a new limit will "ensure earlier funding of high-quality applications and improve efficiencies in the peer review system" as the NIH press release says. "So I'm still at a loss.

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A federal grand jury has indicted Elizabeth Holmes and Ramesh Balwani for alleged wire fraud in conjunction with their activities at Theranos.

Nature News reports that some developers are nervous about GitHub's acquisition by Microsoft.

A direct-to-consumer genetic testing company sent out used spit kits, CNBC reports.

In PLOS this week: comparison of commercial bisulfite kits, new method to predict essential proteins, and more