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In Numbers

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Our bunch of young investigators is an accomplished group. Here is a smattering of what they have accomplished and where.

26
Number of Nature papers

13
Number of Science papers

2
HHMI pre-doctoral fellows

6
Investigators with NHGRI funding

4
MD/PhDs

8
Number of PhDs from non-US institutions

10
Number who say that next-gen sequencing has changed their work

Stanford University
Most common PhD institute

11 years
Longest time since PhD:
Shamil Sunyaev and Marian Walhout, 1997

This year
Shortest time since PhD: Tim Lu

Boston
Most common current metropolitan area

Massachusetts, Washington, Maryland
Most popular locations for recommenders

4
Recommenders are current HHMI Investigators: James Collins, Evan Eichler, Stuart Schreiber, Phillip Zamore

1
Recommenders who won the Lasker Prize this year: Victor Ambros

The Scan

Push Toward Approval

The Wall Street Journal reports the US Food and Drug Administration is under pressure to grant full approval to SARS-CoV-2 vaccines.

Deer Exposure

About 40 percent of deer in a handful of US states carry antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, according to Nature News.

Millions But Not Enough

NPR reports the US is set to send 110 million SARS-CoV-2 vaccine doses abroad, but that billions are needed.

PNAS Papers on CRISPR-Edited Cancer Models, Multiple Sclerosis Neuroinflammation, Parasitic Wasps

In PNAS this week: gene-editing approach for developing cancer models, role of extracellular proteins in multiple sclerosis, and more.