2021 Budget for NIH Remains Uncertain

Each year, Congress is tasked with setting budgets across the federal government, including for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), before October 1, the beginning of the new fiscal year. However, this month we passed the October 1 deadline without Congress passing legislation to accomplish this for Fiscal Year 2021. This means that the size... Read More

Hannah Valantine, MD, MCRP and Joshua Denny, MD, MS

NIH Leadership talks Diversity and Inclusion in Genetic Research: ASHG Interviews Hannah Valantine, MD, MCRP and Joshua Denny, MD, MS

June 2020 ASHG is committed to supporting diversity and inclusion initiatives in genetics research and building a scientific community that is welcoming to all. Genetic studies have largely focused on populations of European descent, and more work is needed to create diverse reference datasets. These tools can help to aid precision medicine discoveries for all... Read More

Calls for Congressional Support for Additional Research Funding during the Pandemic

Congress is currently considering ways to provide additional relief measures in response to the coronavirus pandemic, which may include expanded support for the research enterprise. To date, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has received about $3.5 billion in supplemental funding for diagnostics, vaccine development and other countermeasures. The latest NIH initiative announced last week,... Read More

Fetal Tissue Research Restrictions Hinder Response to COVID-19

Fetal Tissue Research Restrictions Hinder Response to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has demanded a scientific call to action and researchers have responded in extraordinary ways. Collaborating across borders, disciplines and sectors, researchers pivoting to coronavirus research have generated and shared new knowledge and data with remarkable speed and openness. However, a barrier exists for scientists proposing to use human fetal tissue to investigate... Read More

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