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Who Would've Thought?

According to BenchFly's Alan Marnett, if you're seeking the best 'LinkedIn for scientists,' look no further than, well, LinkedIn. Scientists who wish to establish a professional network online ought to "go with the gold standard," he says. Despite the existence of several LinkedIn-like networks designed specifically for scientists, Marnett says that "when building a professional network, diversity is extremely important." That's why he created a LinkedIn account after his "career took an unforeseeable turn," which helped him create "a diverse network ... beyond the bench," he says.

The Scan

Study Finds Few FDA Post-Market Regulatory Actions Backed by Research, Public Assessments

A Yale University-led team examines in The BMJ safety signals from the US FDA Adverse Event Reporting System and whether they led to regulatory action.

Duke University Team Develops Programmable RNA Tool for Cell Editing

Researchers have developed an RNA-based editing tool that can target specific cells, as they describe in Nature.

Novel Gene Editing Approach for Treating Cystic Fibrosis

Researchers in Science Advances report on their development of a non-nuclease-based gene editing approach they hope to apply to treat cystic fibrosis.

Study Tracks Responses in Patients Pursuing Polygenic Risk Score Profiling

Using interviews, researchers in the European Journal of Human Genetics qualitatively assess individuals' motivations for, and experiences with, direct-to-consumer polygenic risk score testing.