The Wellcome Trust today announced 22 recipients of its Investigator Awards in the UK — three New Investigators and 19 Senior Investigators, eight of whom are working together are part of joint awards.

According to the organization, the recipients' research foci explore "areas as diverse as statistical genetics, Down syndrome, bacterial 'nanomachines', diabetes, and tissue engineering."

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Even when given the option, not too many authors choose double-blinded peer-review for their manuscripts, ScienceInsider reports.

The Save the Redwoods League is teaming with researchers to sequence the genomes of the coast redwood and giant sequoia.

In PNAS this week: transcriptional read-through in stressed cells, genome stability role for the epigenetic regulator CTCF, and more.

Two researchers have found that behavioral genetic defenses in criminal cases don't tend to affect outcomes, according to Popular Science.