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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

Interfering With Invasive Mussels

The Chicago Tribune reports that researchers are studying whether RNA interference- or CRISPR-based approaches can combat invasive freshwater mussels.

Participation Analysis

A new study finds that women tend to participate less at scientific meetings but that some changes can lead to increased involvement, the Guardian reports.

Right Whales' Decline

A research study plans to use genetic analysis to gain insight into population decline among North American right whales, according to CBC.

Science Papers Tie Rare Mutations to Short Stature, Immunodeficiency; Present Single-Cell Transcriptomics Map

In Science this week: pair of mutations in one gene uncovered in brothers with short stature and immunodeficiency, and more.