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Bill Gates and Francis Collins Address The American Society of Human Genetics Meeting Attendees

On October 18, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Co-Chair Bill Gates and National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis Collins had lively and wide-ranging conversations about genetics and human health. The setting was the Presidential Symposium at the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) annual meeting in Orlando. In his opening talk, Gates outlined a… Read More »

Francis Collins receives FASEB award

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) presents its 2017 Public Service Award to Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., for his outstanding accomplishments in the communication of science. His ability to convey the excitement, achievements, and promise of biomedical research to the general public has benefited the scientific community. “Francis Collins is a… Read More »

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

Congress Struggles with Decisions on Government Funding; Cures Legislation Passes House; FASEB-Led Effort Protects Funding for Research Grants Despite three weeks of negotiations, members of Congress are still no closer to reaching an agreement on how to fund the government once the current “continuing resolution” (CR) expires on December 9. House Speaker Paul Ryan’s plan… Read More »

Council considers strategies to strengthen NIH peer review

On September 26, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Center for Scientific Review (CSR) Advisory Council met to discuss key issues for peer review—and the NIH grant application and award process more broadly—as the agency plans for FY 2017 and beyond. Lawrence Tabak, DDS, PhD, NIH Principal Deputy Director, reviewed the current status of the… Read More »

NIGMS council considers old and new funding strategies

At its September 16 meeting, the Advisory Council of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) discussed the implementation of the Institute’s Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (MIRA), strategies to facilitate evidence-based funding decisions, and critical changes to a funding mechanism to support biomedical technology research resources. In his opening remarks, Jon Lorsch, PhD, Director… Read More »

NIH hosts workshop on nonhuman primate research

On September 7, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) hosted a workshop to explore the state of research using nonhuman primates (NHPs) and to review existing ethical oversight of NHP research. The workshop was organized in response to a congressional request asking NIH to “conduct a review of its ethical policies and processes with respect… Read More »

Francis Collins reports model organism funding at TAGC16

At the Allied Genetics Conference (TAGC July 13-17), National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis Collins provided an overview of model organism support from his agency. Collins used a new analysis performed by NIH staff to address concerns expressed by many of the model organism researchers gathered at TAGC, particularly a 2015 analysis by Michael… Read More »