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March 18, 2005

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The National Institutes of Health can foster independence among postdoctoral scholars and other new investigators in biomedical research by improving their training and giving them more resources to pursue their own projects, says a new report from the National Academies' Board on Life Sciences. Cultivating the independence of all new investigators should be an agencywide goal.

Thomas R. Cech (chair), President Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Chevy Chase, Md., and, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Colorado, Boulder