While a study conducted by American Institute of Biological Sciences found low levels of conflict of interest among peer reviewers serving on a grant panel, most of those conflicts were unearthed by staff, rather than being reported by the researchers, the AIBS team reports in Science and Engineering Ethics.

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The US National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration have proposed changing gene therapy oversight, the Associated Press reports.

Nature News reports that the Salk Institute has asked for the scope of a gender discrimination lawsuit brought against it to be narrowed.

CNBC reports that the sequencing startup Veritas aims to sequence individuals who fall at extremes.

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