'Figure it Out'

Writing at Inside Higher Ed's Career Advice blog, Kerry Ann Rockquemore says that often in academia, new tenure-track faculty must learn fundamental skills and strategies to be successful on their own. Rockquemore says new faculty are not explicitly taught non-discipline-specific skills for success, such as:

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Maria Freire from the Foundation for the NIH calls for "politically popular pledges of support" for the NIH to turn into support for increased funding for the agency.

A Thomson Reuters analysis indicates that the life sciences, rather than the tech sector, are increasingly driving global innovation.

The White House says ethical discussions about genome editing of the human germline are needed.

In Genome Research this week: mitochondrial and nuclear gene fusions in cancer, role of genomic imprinting in tissue-specific gene expression, and more.