NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Genome Canada has been tabbed to receive C$75 million ($73 million) under the national 2010 budget proposal from Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's administration.

This year's budget proposal, which was announced last week by Minister of Finance James Flaherty, is aimed at shifting Canada from a stimulus-oriented approach focused on fending off recession toward a new effort to begin to reduce its deficit.

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In Nature this week: association between genome-wide homozygosity and traits like height and cognitive ability, improved CRISPR-Cas9 editing, and more.

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.

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