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Grants that Weren t


Genome Technology regularly peruses lists of recently funded grant proposals. Some proposals strike us as, shall we say, curious applications of science — which got us wondering about the proposals that are passed over. Here are a few examples of grant proposals that definitely wouldn’t make it through the funding triage.


Functional Genomics of Athlete’s Foot: How to Increase Activity, Robustness in Fungus


BAM! vs WHAM!: The Comparative Genomics of Emeril and George Michael


Using Serum and Proteomic Biomarkers to Identify Specimen Attractiveness in Humans


Training Grant in Computational Elmo Genomics


Block the Message: Using siRNAs to Inhibit Rude, Inadvertently Sent E-mails


The Scan

Boosters Chasing Variants

The New York Times reports that an FDA advisory panel is to weigh updated booster vaccines for COVID-19.

Not Yet

The World Health Organization says monkeypox is not yet a global emergency, the Washington Post reports.

More Proposed for Federal Research

Science reports that US House of Representatives panels are seeking to increase federal research funding.

PLOS Papers on Breast Cancer Metastasis, Left-Sided Cardiac Defects, SARS-CoV-2 Monitoring

In PLOS this week: link between breast cancer metastasis and CLIC4, sequencing analysis of left-sided cardiac defects, and more.