The US biomedical research system has "systemic flaws," write four prominent researchers in an editorial in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences this week. They argue that an erroneous assumption that biomedical science would continue its rapid growth has led to a system plagued by hypercompetition that produces too many trainees contending for resources and encourages investigators to stick to well-worn research paths.

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