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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The National Institutes of Health today awarded $282 million in grants spread over 89 Director's Awards including some for notable new molecular and genomics research efforts.

The funding is part of the NIH's High-Risk, High-Reward Research Program, which is intended to aid "creative scientists proposing highly innovative research to address major challenges in biomedical science," the agency said.

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