Casey McDonald

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How should the NIH approach jobs in the coming years?

An article about about a task force about a committee about a panel about a….yawn.

Surprisingly, it did get some of the most heated facebook action I’ve see at BioTechniques.

The comments raise good questions, small projects or large multi-centered approaches? Do “-omics” require teams of researchers from around the world?

There’s certainly a pull in the other direction as personal genome machines promise to “democratize” genomic technologies allowing individual labs to do the work of large core facilities.

By funding bloated projects, awarding grants to the same researchers for decades, and so on, could the NIH be spiraling out of control like NASA?

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