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The U.S. House of Representatives and Senate passed the fiscal 2016 omnibus spending bill this morning. The National Institutes of Health is set to receive a $2 billion budget increase.
NIH Set for Big Budget Bump (The Scientist)
Updated: Budget agreement boosts U.S. science (Science Insider)
ASBMB Public Affairs Advisory Committee member Tricia Serio cautions policymakers that the NIH needs sustainable funding to avoid a scientific discovery shutdown.
Diversity lags in clinical research populations and in academic medicine leadership.
The NIH released a five-year strategic plan that outlines the priorities of the agency.
NIH releases first agency-wide strategic plan in 2 decades (Science Insider)
NIH Releases Strategic Five-Year Plan (PharmTech)
NIH drops special 10% set-aside for AIDS research (Science Insider)
The gene-editing technology CRISPR-Cas9 sparked debate this year over the bioethical implications of editing the human germline.
Year in Review: CRISPR Blossoms (The Scientist)
A Pause to Weigh Risks of Gene Editing (The New York Times)