Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

Where Female Scientists Fall Behind

In a paper appearing in the current issue of Academic Medicine, a slew of science policy experts discuss "sex differences in application, success, and funding rates for NIH extramural programs," which they detected in 2010 when collating data for grants the agency had funded. Overall, the team says that "success and funding rates for men and women were not significantly different in most award programs," though for renewal grants "both application and funding rates were generally higher for men than for women." While women received larger R01 awards on average, "men had more R01 awards than women at all points in their careers," the authors write. According to The Chronicle of Higher Education, "the NIH says it is concerned about such findings and is looking forward to more study of the matter."

The Scan

mRNA-Based Vaccine on the Way in China

China may soon have its own mRNA-based vaccine, according to Nature News.

Arranged Killing, Fraud Alleged by Prosecutors

The Wall Street Journal reports that prosecutors allege that the co-founder of a biotech arranged to have a business associate who threatened to expose him as a fraud killed.

Whirlwind Decade of CRISPR

The New York Times looks back at the 10 years since the University of California, Berkeley's Jennifer Doudna and her colleagues published their CRISPR paper.

PNAS Papers on Blue Cone Monochromacy Structural Variants, HIV-1 Mutant, T-ALL

In PNAS this week: structural variants linked to blue cone monochromacy, HIV-1 variants affecting the matrix protein p17, and more.