Carlos Moedas, a Portuguese economist, has been nominated to be the new European Commissioner for Research, Innovation, and Science, the Nature News Blog reports.
Jean-Claude Juncker, the incoming European Commission president, nominated his choices for his team today, the New York Times adds.
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CNN reports that researchers have tied a new variant to opioid addiction risk.
Organoids derived from patients' tumors may help determine what chemotherapy treatment patients would benefit from, according to New Scientist.
An initiative from GenomeAsia 100K hopes to increase the number of South Asians in genetic research, according to NBC News.
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