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After a study in 2011 found that black grant applicants were less likely to receive funding than their white colleagues, the US National Institutes of Health announced that it would be examining its grant-awarding process for bias. As ScienceInsider reports, the agency will be launching that review later this year.

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Stat News and ProPublica report that African Americans are underrepresented in cancer clinical trials.

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