All of the Dots

The New York Times profiles Eric Schadt, the chief scientific officer of Pacific Biosciences, from his days in the Air Force to working with his new nonprofit, Sage Bionetworks. In the article Schadt is heralded for his unconventional approach — both to his research and attire. The new venture, Sage, has received data and hardware from Merck's Rosetta subsidiary, where Schadt worked until recently.

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Vivek Murthy is no longer the surgeon general of the US, the Associated Press reports.

People around the globe took to the streets to support science — some with signs.

Parents who learn of their increased genetic risk of disease also contend with telling their children about theirs, the New York Times writes.

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