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Let the Improvements Speak for Themselves

Blogger Arlenna at Chemical BiLOLogy posts tips for resubmitting a National Science Foundation grant proposal she received during a discussion with a program officer. She was told that it "is actually bad with NSF to do the whole 'introduction to resubmission' thing with all your point-by-point revised items." Instead, Arlenna writes, when resubmitting an NSF proposal, one should revise according to the overall comments, rather than call the reviewers' attention to the negative aspects from the initial review.

The Scan

Genetic Risk Factors for Hypertension Can Help Identify Those at Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

Genetically predicted high blood pressure risk is also associated with increased cardiovascular disease risk, a new JAMA Cardiology study says.

Circulating Tumor DNA Linked to Post-Treatment Relapse in Breast Cancer

Post-treatment detection of circulating tumor DNA may identify breast cancer patients who are more likely to relapse, a new JCO Precision Oncology study finds.

Genetics Influence Level of Depression Tied to Trauma Exposure, Study Finds

Researchers examine the interplay of trauma, genetics, and major depressive disorder in JAMA Psychiatry.

UCLA Team Reports Cost-Effective Liquid Biopsy Approach for Cancer Detection

The researchers report in Nature Communications that their liquid biopsy approach has high specificity in detecting all- and early-stage cancers.