At the University of Salford's Careers Blog for Postgraduates, Fiona Christie says that in place of specialized skills alone, "employers want it all" from prospective employees — that is, they seek those with "expertise," those who've harnessed "a blend of skills, attributes, qualities, knowledge, and experience." According to David Doherty, chief executive office of the UK's Council for Industry and Higher Education, employers desire the "mash-up graduate," Christie reports.

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A research duo estimates in PLOS One the number of papers that have used misidentified cell lines.

UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence approves GlaxoSmithKline's SCID gene therapy despite cost.

Science reports that Brazilian researchers are petitioning for the reversal of budget cuts.

In PLOS this week: gene flow patterns in common ash, guidelines for using morpholinos in zebrafish, and more.