Don't Wait Your Turn

One of DrugMonkey's readers relayed a bit of a situation. The reader is working on an R01 but a colleague who sits on a study section told the reader to "definitely wait two years so [the reader] can get things rolling before applying." DrugMonkey says that is nonsensical advice and that R01 funding is needed to get and keep a lab working and that waiting around isn't going to accomplish much.

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A fire at a Manchester hospital may have destroyed lab equipment and data, the Guardian reports.

Researchers generate a genetic database from skeletal remains from the 1845 Franklin Expedition to the Arctic, Live Science reports.

Researchers in China have begun another trial using CRISPR/Cas9 approaches in cancer patients, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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