NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Ambitious and expensive research projects that are ready to launch are being sought by the National Institutes of Health to receive economic stimulus funding under a new grant program.

NIH expects to channel $200 million in funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment money into a number of grants funding large-scale, cutting-edge research programs and infrastructure projects that need at least $500,000 per year over two years.

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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.

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