One tip that blogger Scicurious at Neurotic Physiology offers for getting out of academia is to just "get started." By that, she means that if you want to get into, for instance, writing or policy, to find a way to try it out and get experience.
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In Nature this week: association between genome-wide homozygosity and traits like height and cognitive ability, improved CRISPR-Cas9 editing, and more.
A survey examines how age, political leanings, and more influence how Americans view certain scientific topics, the Associated Press reports.
A researcher who pleaded guilty to making false statements in research reports has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison and must pay $7.2 million back to the NIH.
The BabySeq project to study the risks and benefits of sequencing newborns is underway.