Cui Bono?

In the Pipeline's Derek Lowe wants to know, of what value is a scientific background in jobs not relating to research, or in life in general? The "ideas of a scientist's world view," he says, are pretty "basic." First, the natural world goes on no matter what humans think or believe at any given moment. Next, the natural world conforms to a set of rules — these could be complex, but they can be figured out.

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An analysis of UK Biobank data finds hemochromatosis to be more prevalent than thought, according to the BBC.

An analysis finds that female biomedical researchers receive fewer prizes than male ones, and when they do win prizes, they are less prestigious.

Federal researchers tell the Los Angeles Times that the shutdown is causing missed research opportunities as they try to keep their experiments going.

In Nature this week: improved genomic analysis using a graph genome reference, tumor mutational burden could predict clinical response to immune checkpoint inhibitors, and more.