Blogger Candid Engineer in Academia says the postdoctoral training period is the perfect time for PhDs to "reinvent" their research repertoires. It's "not that you can't reinvent yourself as a professor," she says, "but it appears to become significantly more challenging" as institutions and funding agencies are less likely to "take a chance" on faculty who wish to make significant changes to their line of work, especially those early in their careers.

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The partially reinstated US travel ban leaves space for uncertainty for researchers, Nature News says.

Researchers find a number of traits differ by sex and could affect mouse model studies, according to Reuters.

Tweaking the skin microbiome could help address some skin conditions, the New York Times reports.

In PNAS this week: DNA methylation profiles of tumor tissue, gene dynamics in prokaryotes, and more.