Blogger DrdrA at Blue Lab Coats writes that there are two things every person should consider when choosing a graduate lab ― the advisor and the project. It’s important to contemplate the advisor’s training record, the type of education you’d expect from them, and where their lab alumni have landed jobs.

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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.