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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In Cell this week: Leukemia-like disease in soft-shell clams, mNET-seq method for profiling growing transcripts, and more.

While James Watson and Francis Crick are credited for discovering the structure of DNA, Rich proved their theory of a double helix structure was correct when he produced a distinct image of the structure.

Nature News reports that early users of Oxford Nanopore's hand-held MinIon are giddy about the technology and its uses. 

According to MIT Technology Review, Apple is collaborating with researchers to develop apps for consumer DNA testing.