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 PNAS this week: genome sequencing study of Yakutian horses, tardigrade genome, and more.

A guest post at Retraction Watch discusses what funders can do to improve research reproducibility.

Researchers report in Nature this week that farming led to genomic adaptations in humans.

The FDA argues that it needs to evaluate the safety and efficacy of laboratory-developed tests, a proposal that divides Republicans.