Academia or Industry?


It's a question that comes up time and again as young investigators reach late-stage training: should I stay or should I go? Times are tough for aspiring tenure-track academics, leading many grad students and postdocs — even those who were once sure they'd become professors — to consider alternatives beyond the ivory tower. Investigators seeking information about making the choice between academia and industry are often limited to the advice of their collaborators and mentors, who, for the most part, have had limited exposure to industry.

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Researchers hope to tease out the signature effects that different carcinogens leave on the genome to determine their contributions to disease, Mosaic reports.

The Wall Street Journal looks into the cost of new gene therapies.

An Imperial College London-led team reports that it was able to use a gene drive to control a population of lab mosquitos.

In PNAS this week: genomic effects of silver fox domestication, limited effect of mitochondrial mutations on aging in fruit flies, and more.