So far for 2012, the NIH has approved 3,810 grants in Massachusetts – some for new projects, others for familiar, ongoing research centers. The big money is going to genetics, HIV/AIDS and biodefense. Few topped $10 million –according to NIH, the average award amount nationwide was $44,642 for 2011. Among the group – genomics superstar Eric Lander, whose name came up during the recent presidential search at MIT and Daniel Kuritzkes at the Brigham, who got a standing ovation at the recent AIDS conference when he annouced findings on two more AIDS patinets who became virus-free after bone marrow transplants. Also note that Harvard Med School dean Jeffrey Flier is listed as the PI on the grant to the troubled primate research center.