Policy Prereqs

Over at the PostDocsForum, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism's Meghan Mott says that when it comes to working in science policy, "there are plenty of ways to get your foot in the door, but it takes considerable time and effort." Fellowships are one way to break into the field, but far from the only, she says. Internships are also desirable entry-points.

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A research duo estimates in PLOS One the number of papers that have used misidentified cell lines.

UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence approves GlaxoSmithKline's SCID gene therapy despite cost.

Science reports that Brazilian researchers are petitioning for the reversal of budget cuts.

In PLOS this week: gene flow patterns in common ash, guidelines for using morpholinos in zebrafish, and more.