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Over at Isis the Scientist's blog, a new academic PI shares satirical "tips on how not to get a postdoc in academia." For example, if you "Write in the cover letter that you would rather work somewhere else and that you are applying for this job as a Plan B in case Plan A doesn't work out," or "suggest that the PI fly you in from Australia to check out the facilities in order to decide whether you should bother to apply," there's a good chance you won't land the job.

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A WHO panel is calling for a global registry of human germline gene-editing projects, according to Stat News.

Matt Hancock, the UK health secretary, is calling for the swift rollout of predictive genetic tests, the Guardian reports.

Vox writes that lab mishaps involving pathogens are quite common.

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