NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Human Genome Research Institute has awarded $30.3 million in new grants to expand its Encyclopedia of DNA Elements (ENCODE) project, a long-term effort to catalog all of the functional gene regulatory networks in the human genome.

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A survey examines how age, political leanings, and more influence how Americans view certain scientific topics, the Associated Press reports.

A researcher who pleaded guilty to making false statements in research reports has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison and must pay $7.2 million back to the NIH.

The BabySeq project to study the risks and benefits of sequencing newborns is underway.

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