At Uncertain Principles, Chad Orzel takes a look at two rather disparaging articles telling folks to stay away from getting their PhDs in science. In particular, one article said that most scientists ended up being denied tenure.
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The Wall Street Journal reports that National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins' response to contamination concerns at the agency might have delayed care.
The final revision of the Common Rule doesn't include the proposed change requiring consent for leftover biospecimens.
The first Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology papers show mixed results.
In Nature this week: mobile phone-based targeted DNA sequencing, and more.