NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation has awarded $2.8 million to early-career investigators pursuing a range of molecular and genomic research projects.

DRCF said this week that it funded 15 new Damon Runyon Fellows, young scientists who are seeking independent funding, with $156,000 each. It also granted five Breakthrough Scientist awards, which provide $100,000 in additional funding to scientists who are completing their fellowship projects.

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In Nature this week: association between genome-wide homozygosity and traits like height and cognitive ability, improved CRISPR-Cas9 editing, and more.

A survey examines how age, political leanings, and more influence how Americans view certain scientific topics, the Associated Press reports.

A researcher who pleaded guilty to making false statements in research reports has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison and must pay $7.2 million back to the NIH.

The BabySeq project to study the risks and benefits of sequencing newborns is underway.

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This online seminar will outline a recent example of the use of molecular barcoding in combination with next-generation sequencing to detect somatic mosaicism in cancer patients.