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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NPR reports that researchers in Italy are testing a gene drive aimed at controlling mosquito populations.

Researchers may experience the effects of the government shutdown for a while, the Los Angeles Times reports.

A new study finds that the majority of patients at a Tijuana clinic received a diagnosis after first-line genome sequencing, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

In Genome Biology this week: post-transcriptional modification-based stratification of glioblastoma, single-cell analysis of gene expression and methylation in human iPSCs, and more.

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