Fool Me Once…

In The Scientist PNNL's Steven Wiley explains why he's sat out the mad rush for Challenge Grants. "Although the intent is good, history suggests that these grants will eventually be looked upon as one of the greatest time wasters of the decade," he writes. In the '90s, he says there was a similar rush for funding from the US Army Breast Cancer Research Program and for that his area of research was only funded at four percent -- "much less than the NIH payline."

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Sometimes genetic tests give inconclusive results and provide little reassurance to patients, the Associated Press reports.

Vox wonders whether gene-editing crops will be viewed similarly as genetically modified organisms of if people will give them a try.

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With H3Africa, Charles Rotimi has been working to bolster the representation of African participants and African researchers in genomics, Newsweek reports.