The Howard Hughes Medical Institute's new International Early Career Scientist awards have been granted to 28 researchers from outside the US, reports ScienceInsider's Jocelyn Kaiser. The $20 million program, which was created in December 2010, is meant to help young researchers abroad establish labs.

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India's Council of Scientific and Industrial Research has a new director-general, according to ScienceInsider.

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