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Leaving the Lab Behind

A recent panel discussion hosted at the Nature Jobs Career Expo offered some advice for people who love science, but don't want to spend their time at the bench, a blog post at Nature Jobs recounts.

As the lab may be the place you're most familiar with, the panel advised looking for an internship in the field you think you want to enter. "An internship will not only give you experience but it will also let you find out if that really is the career choice for you – the realities of a job can be very different to what you might think it will be like," Nature Jobs adds.

But that's not always possible and, as an alternative or in addition, the panel suggested getting involved online with people and companies in your target field. An on-topic blog, it noted, could get you noticed.

The Scan

Back as Director

A court has reinstated Nicole Boivin as director of the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Science reports.

Research, But Implementation?

Francis Collins reflects on his years as the director of the US National Institutes of Health with NPR.

For the False Negatives

The Guardian writes that the UK Health Security Agency is considering legal action against the lab that reported thousands of false negative COVID-19 test results.

Genome Biology Papers Present Epigenetics Benchmarking Resource, Genomic Architecture Maps of Peanuts, More

In Genome Biology this week: DNA methylation data for seven reference cell lines, three-dimensional genome architecture maps of peanut lines, and more.