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While many see Elias Zerhouni's attempt to make his support for new investigators permanent NIH policy a good thing, DrugMonkey doesn't think the issue of who-gets-what is so clear-cut. He says it's the inherent bias in peer review that needs to be changed, and that Band-Aid solutions like the so-called affirmative action favoring young or first-time grant applicants are masking the real problem. "How so?

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Researchers tie a variant in ADAMTS3 to breathing difficulties in dissimilar dog breeds, according to Discover's D-brief blog.

The Japan Times reports that researchers sequenced the genome of a woman who lived during the Jomon period.

Parents of children with rare genetic disease have to contend with shifts in the interpretation of genetic variants, the Wall Street Journal reports.

In Science this week: single-nucleus RNA sequencing of brain tissue from individuals with autism, and more.