A concern shared by many Occupy Wall Street protestors is rising student loan debt. Tracy Blevins, who has a PhD in biomedical science and lost her job as an adjunct professor this spring, tells the Huffinton Post that after nine years of paying her student loans down, she's still $10,000 in debt. "She's since been getting by on odd jobs; most recently, she acted as a cross-country driver for $2,000," HuffPo's Candice Choi and Eileen AJ Connelly write.

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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen also contributed to brain research, NPR reports.

The New York Times reports on the shifting interpretations of what some genetic variants mean over time.

In Cell this week: investigation of metastatic tumor evolution, more than 16,000 genetic variants introduced into the budding yeast model organism, and more.

MIT's Technology Review reports on Genentech's pursuit of personalized cancer vaccines.