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NIH Guidelines and Videos! Oh My

NIH has new guidelines up, reports the blogger at Medical Writing, Editing & Grantsmanship. There are guidelines aimed at study section reviewers and chairs as well as for specific types of awards. She also adds that there are newly expanded training videos up that discuss upcoming peer review enhancements and what reviewers need to know. According to one of the videos, the new scoring system will be on a nine-point scale, with one being the best, and will be used for overall impact/priority and for individual review criteria.

The Scan

UK Pilot Study Suggests Digital Pathway May Expand BRCA Testing in Breast Cancer

A randomized pilot study in the Journal of Medical Genetics points to similar outcomes for breast cancer patients receiving germline BRCA testing through fully digital or partially digital testing pathways.

Survey Sees Genetic Literacy on the Rise, Though Further Education Needed

Survey participants appear to have higher genetic familiarity, knowledge, and skills compared to 2013, though 'room for improvement' remains, an AJHG paper finds.

Study Reveals Molecular, Clinical Features in Colorectal Cancer Cases Involving Multiple Primary Tumors

Researchers compare mismatch repair, microsatellite instability, and tumor mutation burden patterns in synchronous multiple- or single primary colorectal cancers.

FarGen Phase One Sequences Exomes of Nearly 500 From Faroe Islands

The analysis in the European Journal of Human Genetics finds few rare variants and limited geographic structure among Faroese individuals.