NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation has awarded $2.8 million to early-career investigators pursuing a range of molecular and genomic research projects.

DRCF said this week that it funded 15 new Damon Runyon Fellows, young scientists who are seeking independent funding, with $156,000 each. It also granted five Breakthrough Scientist awards, which provide $100,000 in additional funding to scientists who are completing their fellowship projects.

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The president of France's National Research Agency has resigned, according to Nature News.

A senator wants a "right-to-try" provision in the US Food and Drug Administration funding bill, but an ethicist says at Stat News that it would undermine the role of clinical trials.

In PNAS this week: red algae Porphyra umbicalis genome, deep neural network model for sequencing peptides, and more.

The Guardian's Barbara Ellen has tried out some DNA testing services to see whether they provide valuable information.

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