Second Look

An $18 million incubator grant was awarded in March to researchers led by Lynda Chin at the Institute for Applied Cancer Sciences at the MD Anderson Cancer Center, and, at the beginning of May, Nobel laureate and CEO of the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas Alfred Gilman resigned, referencing problems with the institute's peer-review system, reports the Nature News Blog.

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