Blogger Grant Jacobs at Code for Life says that these days "the academic research career is the exception." Scientists who choose to pursue careers outside of academia "are not exceptions, but are the rule," he suggests.
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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen also contributed to brain research, NPR reports.
The New York Times reports on the shifting interpretations of what some genetic variants mean over time.
In Cell this week: investigation of metastatic tumor evolution, more than 16,000 genetic variants introduced into the budding yeast model organism, and more.
MIT's Technology Review reports on Genentech's pursuit of personalized cancer vaccines.