The family business

February 15, 2016

Considering my career as a whole, I have had a major role in three hugely creative experiments. It might be instructive to examine the features...


GSA member Erin K. O'Shea has been selected by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) as its sixth president and will assume the top position...


Following the much appreciated budget increases for scientific agencies in December, science and health advocates alike were ecstatic at the mention of a "cancer moonshot"...


For an American biologist, submitting a grant application to the NIH may feel like buying a lottery ticket for Powerball. Or perhaps it’s more like...


NIH's National Cancer Institute (NCI) has issued a request for applications (RFA) for a new program that will bridge predoctoral and postdoctoral training. Its aim "is...


An article in the most recent issue of Science highlights a growing concern about the continued support of the biological databases on which our community depends. Indeed,...


On December 16, 2015, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) released an agency-wide strategic plan. This document does not replace the strategic planning process of...


A Canadian network focused on rare diseases is playing matchmaker between clinicians and model organism researchers. Over half of children with rare, inherited monogenic diseases...


  Early this morning, the U.S. House of Representatives released the text of the fiscal year (FY) 2016 omnibus appropriations bill, which would fund the...


NIH's National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) has announced that Dorit Zuk, PhD, will be the next director of the institute's Division of Genetics and...