NEW YORK (GenomeWeb Daily News) – Genomics and related omics tools can be used to tackle a variety of questions, and up-and-coming researchers in the field are studying everything from growth and development in plants, to the human vaginal microbiome, adaptation and population genetics, and methods development.

For this series of young investigators, we asked established principal investigators to recommend early-career scientists — no more than five years into a faculty appointment, or even still finishing their training — they thought were doing promising work.

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