As part of The New York Times' special issue on graduate school, Laura Pappano discusses how, as the master's degree appears to be "the new bachelor's" in many disciplines, academia has begun "to bend itself to the marketplace." In the STEM fields, she says, "the degree of the moment is the professional science master's, or PSM, combining job-specific training with business skills." Carol Lynch, director of professional master's programs at the Council of Graduate Schools, tells P

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The UK's Human Fertility and Embryology Authority calls for consumer genetic testing companies to warn customers that testing could uncover family secrets, according to the Guardian.

The New York Times reports that United Nations delegates have been discussing how to govern the genetic resources of the deep sea.

Researchers have transplanted edited cells into mice that appear to combat cocaine addiction, New Scientist reports.

In PNAS this week: analysis of proteolytic enzymes secreted by circulating tumor cells, phylogenetic study of Fv1 evolution, and more.