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"Where did you learn to be a leader?" asks DrdrA at Blue Lab Coats. Grad schools teach students how to hypothesize, design experiments, analyze the data, and write research papers, but not how to lead a group or become an effective PI, she says. They don't teach things like how to manage multiple projects simultaneously, or manage people, or keep track of money.

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As we enter conference season, Nature News asks why graduate students and postdocs are sometimes forced to choose between paying the rent and paying to attend important meetings.

A new analysis says that a 2018 study claiming to show biparental mtDNA inheritance has several flaws.

In PNAS this week: a genome sequence analysis of Crucihimalaya himalaica, multicellularity and fruiting body development in mushroom-forming fungi, and more.

Two researchers are calling for education for scientists on defending facts.