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In Numbers


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

Number of Nature papers

Number of Science papers

HHMI pre-doctoral fellows

Investigators with NHGRI funding


Number of PhDs from non-US institutions

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

Most common current metropolitan area

Massachusetts, Washington, Maryland
Most popular locations for recommenders

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

Recommenders who won the Lasker Prize this year: Victor Ambros

The Scan

LINE-1 Linked to Premature Aging Conditions

Researchers report in Science Translational Medicine that the accumulation of LINE-1 RNA contributes to premature aging conditions and that symptoms can be improved by targeting them.

Team Presents Cattle Genotype-Tissue Expression Atlas

Using RNA sequences representing thousands of cattle samples, researchers looked at relationships between cattle genotype and tissue expression in Nature Genetics.

Researchers Map Recombination in Khoe-San Population

With whole-genome sequences for dozens of individuals from the Nama population, researchers saw in Genome Biology fine-scale recombination patterns that clustered outside of other populations.

Myotonic Dystrophy Repeat Detected in Family Genome Sequencing Analysis

While sequencing individuals from a multi-generation family, researchers identified a myotonic dystrophy type 2-related short tandem repeat in the European Journal of Human Genetics.