This article from the San Francisco Chronicle profiles the Biotech Partners program that's been run by Bayer for the last 15 years. Created as an effort to attract kids from minority or low-income backgrounds to the biotech field, "the program has served more than 1,500 students," according to the article, and placed "862 students ... in high school internships and college co-op jobs."

 

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While gene therapies may have high price tags, they could be cheaper than the cost of managing disease, according to MIT's Technology Review.

Researchers are looking for markers that indicate which cancer patients may respond to immunotherapies, the Associated Press writes.

In Nature this week: paternal age associated with de novo mutations in children, and more.

Nature News writes that researchers are still wrangling over the role of the p-value.