A Worthy Path

In Scientific American, Beryl Lieff Benderly writes that for years, Americans have heard that there’s a shortage of scientists and that the US faces fierce competition from other nations, but, she adds, some labor economists disagree. “There is no scientist shortage,” says Richard Freeman, a Harvard University economist.

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In a survey, about half of Canadian government scientists say they still feel as though they cannot speak freely, ScienceInsider reports.

The Atlantic reports that biohacker Josiah Zayner regrets injecting himself with the CRISPR gene-editing tool on stage.

Clinicians in China are moving ahead with a number of CRISPR trials, NPR reports, as the US embarks on its first.

In Nature this week: genomic approaches applied to study Neolithic and Bronze Age Europeans, and more.