Initiating Independence | GenomeWeb

Several young investigators in Australia and the US this week received grants to get their independent research programs up and running.

The Australian Research Council named 277 researchers with recent PhDs who are to receive its inaugural Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards. According to The Australian, "the ARC diverted the $104 million funding handed out in DECRAs from its mainstream Discovery Grants program."

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In Science this week: certain genes repressed during memory formation, analysis of genomes from single neurons, and more.

NASA plans to test whether DNA sequencing studies can be conducted in microgravity.

Congress passes a continuing resolution to keep the US federal government funded through mid-December.

The Human Genome Project was launched 25 years ago, and at Nature, Francis Collins, James Watson, and Eric Green look back at the lessons learned.