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Two Leave Emory

Emory University has found that two of its researchers failed to divulge they had received funds from China, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

In PNAS this week: Cdx2 cells can help regenerate heart tissue in mice following a heart attack, PIWI-interacting small RNA levels in human cancer, and more.

Science reports the US National Institutes of Health opposes a bill aimed at making government advisory committees more transparent.

And, Speak

The Wall Street Journal reports that the US National Institutes of Health is to allow two clinicians critical of a clinical trial to speak with investigators.

The bill would increase funding for a number of NIH projects including the All of Us precision medicine initiative and the BRAIN initiative.

The US National Institutes of Health has prevented two doctors critical of a study from speaking with investigators, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The Hill reports that Democrats in the US House of Representatives have proposed adding about $2 billion to the National Institutes of Health budget for 2020.

Gencove offers low-coverage whole-genome sequencing and has developed imputation algorithms and informatics to extract useful information from the data.

Science reports that MD Anderson Cancer Center has dismissed three researchers over foreign tie concerns.

Blocked Entry

NIH Director Francis Collins apologizes for security blocking two Iranian researchers from the agency campus, according to the Washington Post.

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Nobel laureates and scientific societies urge NIH and the Department of Health and Human Services to revisit the recent decision to end funding for a coronavirus grant.

Bloomberg reports that BGI's SARS-CoV-2 testing sites in the Middle East have raised concerns among US officials.

A new Pew Research Center poll finds confidence in medical researchers has grown among US adults since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

In Science this week: machine learning algorithm for faster Mendelian disorder diagnoses, gene linked to safe response to nitrogen-containing bisphosphonates, and more.