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Roots or Wings?

Over at Benchfly, Alan Marnett contemplates whether a PhD is better off taking a postdoc position in his or her graduate lab or moving to train elsewhere. "Do we stay in the same field? Should we consider working for a competitor?" he asks. When deciding where to take on a postdoc, Marnett says it's best to create a comprehensive list of potential labs. Having been advised to both stay and go — people have told him "'it's not where you perform your postdoc, but what you accomplish in it that matters' to 'you need to go to a lab on the opposite coast so that you’ve experienced both east- and west-coast research.'" Marnett says that, in the end, "there may not be a single right answer." At present, 85 percent of respondents to Marnett's poll on this issue say it's best to "move on to a new environment."

The Scan

New Study Highlights Role of Genetics in ADHD

Researchers report in Nature Genetics on differences in genetic architecture between ADHD affecting children versus ADHD that persists into adulthood or is diagnosed in adults.

Study Highlights Pitfall of Large Gene Panels in Clinical Genomic Analysis

An analysis in Genetics in Medicine finds that as gene panels get larger, there is an increased chance of uncovering benign candidate variants.

Single-Cell Atlas of Drosophila Embryogenesis

A new paper in Science presents a single-cell atlas of fruit fly embryonic development over time.

Phage Cocktail Holds Promise for IBD

Researchers uncovered a combination phage therapy that targets Klebsiella pneumonia strains among individuals experiencing inflammatory bowel disease flare ups, as they report in Cell.