I am constantly in awe at the speed at which things move in this electronic age (example: Watson on “Jeopardy!” last night), so I was delighted to see that yesterdays NIH Notice about a modification to the biosketch has already hit the blogosphere. In case you missed the announcement, applicants now can use their biosketch to explain how personal circumstances may have delayed their transition to an independent career or reduced their scientific productivity. This opportunity will provide peer reviewers, and others, additional information on which to base their assessment of the qualifications and productivity of the applicant. The change was implemented based entirely on comments we heard directly from our community—concerns that the existing biosketch could work against applicants when there were unexplained gaps. We listened to your concerns and developed a policy that we think is responsive and will benefit all applicants.