Over at the Business Bytes Genes Molecules blog, Deepak Singh talks about the role of biological data scientists and, more specifically, how "we need to change our idea of the role of bioinformaticians." Singh refers to a post at The Practical Quant, written by Ben Lorica, which outlines ways in which institutions can — and should, he says — "nurture" data scientists. Lorica says that:

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