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Officials last week revealed that the U.S. contribution to ITER could cost $3.9 billion by 2034—roughly four times the...
An experimental hepatitis B drug that looked safe in animal trials tragically killed five of 15 patients in 1993. Now,...
Using the two high-quality genomes that exist for Neandertals and Denisovans, researchers find clues to gene activity...
A new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concludes that humanity has done little to slow...
Astronomers have discovered an Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of a red dwarf—a star cooler than the sun—500...
Three years ago, Jennifer Francis of Rutgers University proposed that a warming Arctic was altering the behavior of the...
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Action Urged to Curb Racial Bias in NIH Grants
21 June 2012 1:59 pm
To counter a racial tilt in the funding of basic research grants, the National Institutes of Health should launch a "continuous" review and take remedial steps against bias, a working group told NIH Director Francis Collins at a meeting on 14 June. These recommendations, laid out in a draft report to the NIH Advisory Committee to the Director, are aimed at correcting what the working group calls a "disturbing discrepancy": Black applicants are less likely to win independent investigator grants than whites.