NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institutes of Health this morning named the winners of two ambitious science programs under its Roadmap for Medical Research — the NIH Director’s Pioneer Awards and New Innovator Awards.
NIH will grant $138 million to 47 scientists under these programs, which aim to stimulate and sustain “deep innovation,” NIH Director Elias Zerhouni said in a statement. Many of the awards will go to molecular biologists studying genomics and proteomics.
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An Australian-led team has generated a draft genome assembly of the invasive cane toad in hopes it will help in population control, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.
The New York Times reports that the US Department of Defense has implemented about half the recommendations made to improve safe handling of dangerous agents.
In PLOS this week: approach for teasing out archaic introgression in human genomes, immune transcription features in HCV infection, and more.
Stat News reports that Maryland is promoting itself to the biotech industry with a mobile billboard.