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Got Questions on K Awards? NIGMS Has Answers

The NIGMS Feedback Loop Blog has posted some helpful answers to frequently asked questions regarding so-called K awards for career development (K08, K23, K25, K99, and K12).

The blog outlines the various awards that it offers and points readers to resources for additional information, including the NIGMS Mentored Career Development Awards page and the NIH "K Kiosk."

The Scan

Study Reveals Details of SARS-CoV-2 Spread Across Brazil

A genomic analysis in Nature Microbiology explores how SARS-CoV-2 spread into, across, and from Brazil.

New Study Highlights Utility of Mutation Testing in Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer

Genetic mutations in BRAF and RAS are associated with patient outcomes in anaplastic thyroid carcinoma, a new JCO Precision Oncology study reports.

Study Points to Increased Risk of Dangerous Blood Clots in COVID-19 Patients

An analysis in JAMA Internal Medicine finds that even mild COVID-19 increases risk of venous thromboembolism.

Y Chromosome Study Reveals Details on Timing of Human Settlement in Americas

A Y chromosome-based analysis suggests South America may have first been settled more than 18,000 years ago, according to a new PLOS One study.