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NIH says it will award 14 grants worth up to $1.5 million apiece to fund biomedical or behavioral research conducted by new investigators. The New Innovator Award intends to promote the work of young scientists who have received their doctoral degree or medical internship or residency in or after 1997. Applications are due May 27.

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Berkeley researchers have engineered yeast to make the molecule behind the hoppy taste of beer, Quartz reports.

King's College London researchers examine the influence of school type and genetics on academic achievement.

FiveThirtyEight writes that most who take a direct-to-consumer BRCA1/2 genetic test won't learn much from it.

In Science this week: early life experience influence somatic variation in the genome, and more.