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The majority of people with PhDs in STEM fields don't work in academia, according to a report from the American Institutes for Research. Engineering PhDs are the most likely to work outside of academia —74 percent do — while 52 percent of biological science PhDs do.

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The US Food and Drug Administration has new guidelines that enable some gene and cell therapies to undergo expedited review, according to the New York Times.

Using gene drives to control invasive species might be too risky, an initial advocate of the approach says.

Researchers have grown tumors in 3D cell cultures to better understand cancer, the Economist reports.

In Science this week: intellectual property experts argue patent battles such as the one over CRISPR are wasteful, and more.