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It's been a hot start to the summer! In The NICHD Connection July issue, we are excited to report that two of our own, Miho Matsuda and Yu Chen, were awarded the prestigious K-99 grant and 2010 Intramural AIDS fellowship, respectively. Our first “Hot of the Press” report features Elena Makareeva's impressive carcinoma study in the June issue of Cancer Research. In our new “Committee Corner” column—a series of articles designed to present the resources provided by the NICHD Fellows Committee—Jason Riley describes a potential resource database that can be utilized for finding equipment or technical skill-sets. Summer also brings plenty of rain and shine, and Fiona Mitchell describes a great opportunity to grow our own produce at the community garden. Finally, don't forget to check out the upcoming July events!

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Your Editor-in-Chief,
Shana Spindler, PhD
Postdoctoral IRTA Fellow
Laboratory of Ajay Chitnis
Program in Genomics of Differentiation
Building 6B, Room 3B326