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The More Things Change


About 10 years ago, when I was a community college instructor, I started a course called "Biotechnology and Society." My goals were two-fold: I wanted to recruit non-traditional students and also to reach out to students who might otherwise never have the opportunity to learn how biotechnology was about to change their future. We lured those students in by promising them credit for taking a lab (which they did) and, of course, the cool and amazing topics we covered in a warm and friendly fashion.

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The Wall Street Journal reports that National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins' response to contamination concerns at the agency might have delayed care.

The final revision of the Common Rule doesn't include the proposed change requiring consent for leftover biospecimens.

The first Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology papers show mixed results.

In Nature this week: mobile phone-based targeted DNA sequencing, and more.