Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

Don't Forget to Share

There are times when the "engineer in every scientist" comes out to play, says Benchfly's Carlton Hoyt. Researchers are always tweaking and refining their methods and tools to make them more efficient, but there are times when the idea isn't easy to act on. For example, everyone has ideas for completely new tools, but not everyone can build them themselves. "There is value in anything that would allow researchers to perform work faster, and it's in the best interest of science as a whole that you give your ideas a venue to realize that value," Hoyt says. Even if the idea doesn't have commercial value, or isn't "profound" enough for a methods paper, he adds, it's still worth it to share the idea, for the "greater good of science as a whole."

The Scan

US Booster Eligibility Decision

The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions.

Arizona Bill Before Judge

The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge is weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction.

Additional Genes

Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News.

Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification

In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.