Monsanto this week announced that it has awarded an Iowa State University researcher a grant to develop an RNAi-based approach to control corn rootworm as part of a broader grant program supporting research into ways of controlling the agricultural pest.

The grants provide as much as $250,000 a year in funding for up to three years.

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Oxford Nanopore Technologies is looking into dual listings in London and Hong Kong, according to the South China Morning Post.

The New York Times looks into medical research funding in the US and how the grant system might not be funding the best work.

US lawmakers proposed increasing the National Science Foundation budget, including its facilities account, Science reports.

In PNAS this week: effects of gene deletions on bacterial metabolic networks, genetic responses to sea star wasting disease, and more.

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