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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A Harvard University professor has been charged with making false claims regarding funds he received from China, the New York Times reports.
Discover magazine reports that animal dissections might dissuade students from science careers, but that a firm has developed synthetic frogs for dissections.
Nature News reports that a US panel is reviewing current guidelines for federally funded gain-of-function viral research.
In PNAS this week: de novo mutation patterns among the Amish, an alternative RNA-seq method, and more.