The US National Institute of General Medical Sciences, of the National Institutes of Health has named Ann Hagan as associate director for extramural activities, the institute said last week. Hagan has been at NIGMS since 2000 as associate director for extramural activities, and has served as acting associate director since November 2003. Between 1989 and 2000, she was at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, and served as chief of the review branch.

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The Associated Press reports that the US government wasted $341,000 on travel by former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.

Women who post YouTube science videos get more critical comments and more comments about their appearance than male video hosts, the New York Times reports.

The Wall Street Journal writes that participating in genetic research brings up the specter of past research ethics lapses for some African Americans.

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