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Age-Related Bias in NIH Awards

By | June 6, 2017

The number of young investigators with NIH grants has declined since 1982, but recent efforts by the agency to increase funding for early-stage investigators are working, a study finds.

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The publicly available database found nearly a third of samples included mutations targeted by either approved drugs or therapies in clinical trials. 

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Tracing Zika’s Spread Through Genetics

By | May 25, 2017

DNA sequencing reveals that the virus responsible for the recent outbreak in the Americas originated in Brazil in 2014 and circulated undetected for months before the first cases were reported.

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Smarty Genes

By | May 23, 2017

Scientists have identified 40 new genes linked to human intelligence.

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Gene Drive’s Achilles Heel

By | May 22, 2017

Rare genetic variants could blunt efforts to destroy pest populations. 

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NIH Leaders Appeal to Congress for Funding

By | May 18, 2017

Directors of several institutes testified against proposed 2018 budget cuts.    

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Life Science Leaders Meet at White House

By | May 8, 2017

Heads of academia and industry mingled with the vice president and the secretary of Health and Human Services at a biotech summit.

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A point system seeks to ensure that funding is spread more evenly among researchers, especially early- and mid-career scientists.

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Congress Agrees to Give NIH $2 Billion Extra

By | May 1, 2017

The proposed spending plan for 2017 includes money for Alzheimer’s and cancer research.

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Cell Lines Gain Cancer-Related Mutations

By | April 27, 2017

A screen of human embryonic stem cell lines finds several that accumulated changes in the gene TP53, including aberrations commonly seen in cancer.

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