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A European Union budget deal provides less funding than expected for its Horizon Europe research program, according to Science.

Mauro Ferrari discusses his short stay at the European Research Council at ScienceInsider.

Mauro Ferrari has resigned as president of the European Research Council over its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Financial Times reports.

Investigators hope to develop tools that could enable integrated access to large repositories of sequence data and the building of an "Internet of genomic computing services" that provides Google-like processing.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The European Union has awarded €5 million ($6.8 million) to fund over thirty proof-of-concept projects across Europe and in a broad range of fields, including life sciences research seeking to develop technologies toward commercialization.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Investigators at Spain's Centre for Genomic Regulation have received €12.2 million ($16.7 million) in funding from the European Research Council for studies of genome architecture and how it influences gene expression, CRG said yesterday.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The European Research Council has awarded €800 million ($1.03 billion) to fund hundreds of new grants to early-career researchers, including around 200 awards to scientists working in the life sciences, under its most recent Starting Grant competition.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The European Research Council plans to award around €683 million ($833 million) in 2013 to fund life sciences research projects across Europe, ERC said this week.

Zsuzsanna Izsvák at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine has been awarded a five-year, €1.94 million ($2.55 million) grant to study the role of transposons in cancer and other diseases.

Scientists at Trinity College Dublin have netted €2.5 million ($3.3 million) in funding from the European Research Council to fund research into the genetics of domestic animals, including cattle, sheep, and goats.

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Russia says its candidate SARS-CoV-2 vaccine has a very high efficacy rate in an initial analysis of clinical trial data, according to the Financial Times.

Wired reports on a microbial analysis of sketches drawn by Leonardo DaVinci.

A new survey explores coronavirus vaccine hesitancy among Black and Latino individuals, the Washington Post reports.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: the Aging Atlas database, a database of human metagenome-related metadata, and more.