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Alessandra Salgueiro

5 Fact Friday 2016 Year in Review

Scientists in the United Kingdom were given the go-ahead by regulators to genetically modify human embryos by using CRISPR-Cas9 and related techniques. This is the first time a country has considered using CRISPR-Cas9 editing in embryos and approved it. Scientists at the Francis Crick Institute in London will be taking the lead on this project.…

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5 Facts about Funding

Each NIH institute has different paylines depending on funding mechanism Paylines vary considerably across NIH institutes.1 This largely depends on the budget of a given institute. Overall, paylines are set conservatively so institutes can make sure their budget lasts the entire year. As the fiscal year comes to an end, however, many institutes will fund…

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Promoting Academic Research: What is a Preprint?

Preprints are a mechanism of sharing your research with the scientific community prior to formal publication. They are not peer-reviewed publications. Their use can increase communication and collaboration within the scientific community.1 Preprints have been used for decades in the field of physics where they have been hugely successful. However, the biology research community has…

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