Next Wave of Researchers | GenomeWeb

Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.) and Susan Collins (R-Me.) have introduced a bill aimed at supporting new scientific investigators.

In an op-ed at the Huffington Post, Baldwin notes that the average age of researchers receiving their first grant from the National Institutes of Health has climbed to 42-years from 36-years old in 1980, and they spend longer and longer lengths of time in training.

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Pacific Biosciences is hosting a competition in which researchers are vying to win free sequencing for an organism with the most interesting genome.

An opinion piece appearing in Newsday likens familial DNA searches to stop-and-frisk policies.

The San people of Africa have drawn up a code of conduct for researchers, according to the Conversation.

In Nature this week: genotypes linked to hip osteoarthritis, and more.