Outside of Academia

GenomeWeb Careers is kicking off a new series of profiles of people with PhDs in the life sciences or related fields who work outside of academia, in order to provide a fresh perspective on career options. Stay tuned for those profiles — of professionals in science policy, venture capitalists, and program directors, among others — and be sure to bookmark this post as it will be updated with links to each as they are published.

Kavita Berger, Science Policy

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An opinion piece in the Guardian argues that President Donald Trump is uninterested in science and that might not be a bad thing for the field.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports the Veterans Affairs Health System is studying whether genetic testing can help prescribe better depression therapies.

Stat News reports that Spark Therapeutics' Luxturna is now being used to treat a wider array of patients.

In Genome Biology this week: transcription factor use among brittle stars, single-cell RNA sequencing strategy, and more.