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 Science this week: factors influencing retrotransposon integration sites, and more.
A bioethicist argues for the responsible use of germline gene editing.
Some breweries are using DNA-based testing to determine whether unwanted bacteria are affecting their beers, The Verge reports.
Standardized N-of-1 trials will be needed to test out personalized medicines, writes Nicholas Schork from the J. Craig Venter Institute at Nature.