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The bill, which will go before the House later this year, includes a 5.4 percent increase in National Institutes of Health funding to $39.1 billion.

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The US National Institutes of Health is investigating concerns that researchers it funded didn't divulge ties to foreign organizations, according to Stat News.

Lawmakers have proposed an amendment to get the US National Institutes of Health to retire its chimps more quickly, Stat News reports.

Investigators from the school will use the funding to continue a research program applying genomics to hearing loss screening and treatment.

The US National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration have proposed changing gene therapy oversight, the Associated Press reports.

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Stat News writes that the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health might not be providing the ethical barrier it is supposed to.

The grants are designed to help investigators working within groups pursue independent research and advance their careers in genomic science.

The NIH is providing the money under a recently launched initiative to advance genome editing in humans, with an eye toward therapeutic applications.

In Science this week: gene linked to eusociality in ants, and more.

The STRIDES program aims to establish industry partnerships to provide NIH researchers access to cost-effective computational infrastructure, tools, and services.

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A University of South Florida researcher is testing bone fragments to determine if they belong to Amelia Earhart.

In Cell this week: antisense Piwi-interacting RNA responses to endogenous retroviruses, proteomic patterns in hepatocellular carcinoma, and more.

A South African university has told the Wellcome Sanger Institute to return DNA samples it has from indigenous African communities, The Times reports.

The University of California, Berkeley's Rasmus Nielsen and Xinzhu Wei have retracted their CCR5 gene paper due to a technical artifact.