Early Exposure

Jodie Spitze at Xconomy says that "bioinformatics education should start in high school." Spitze, a high school science teacher, notes that most of her students who excel in science and math are interested in pursuing careers in human and veterinary medicine. In an effort to get students interested in basic discovery research, Spitze emphasizes that one of the most exciting advances in science is the merger of biology and technology.

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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.