NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Prostate Cancer Foundation yesterday named the winners of its Young Investigators Awards for 2008, and several of the 19 total winners will be conducting genomics and proteomics studies.
The program will provide each awardee with $75,000 for three years, for a total of $225,000, which will be matched by the recipients’ institutions. The investigators generally are under age 35, already have achieved junior faculty positions, and are “committing their lives to the field of prostate cancer.”
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The Washington Post reports on a Federal Bureau of Investigation plan to place rapid DNA analyzers at booking stations around the country.
In an editorial, officials from scientific societies in the US and China call for the international community to develop criteria and standards for human germline editing.
The US National Institutes of Health is to review studies that have received private support for conflicts of interest, according to the New York Times.
In Science this week: the PsychENCODE Consortium reports on the molecular mechanisms of neuropsychiatric disorders, and more.