'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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In PNAS this week: epigenetic changes linked with high-altitude pulmonary edema, transcriptome profiling of maize leaf development, and more.

Stanford University researchers are studying top athletes to uncover genes linked to performance.

The UW's Wylie Burke and Dartmouth's Gilbert Welch argue that whole-genome testing may do more harm than good, and a related poll.

Differences in DNA methylation could be used to distinguish between DNA samples obtained from identical twins, researchers say.