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Changes in Peer Review Target Young Scientists, Heavyweights

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Science  13 Jun 2008:
Vol. 320, Issue 5882, pp. 1404
DOI: 10.1126/science.320.5882.1404

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After a year of gathering advice on how to improve its overloaded peer-review system, the U.S. National Institutes of Health last week unveiled a plan to ease the workload on both applicants and reviewers and to help young investigators.