Try, Try Again

Over at Bitesize Bio, Suzanne has a post on career opportunities for scientists who just don't want to be scientists anymore. If spending the next 40 years in a lab no longer appeals, check out her descriptions of jobs where you'll still make use of that science degree without having to be at the bench. The list includes technology transfer, technical service, product marketing, and more -- but GTO is especially partial to the entry on science journalism.

 

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The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Alnylam's RNAi-based therapy Onpattro, according to Stat News.

Harvard Medical School's Seth Cassel and Cigall Kadoch argue in a Baltimore Sun op-ed that the recent TAILORx trial shows the potential of genomic-based medicine.

Researchers in the UK are working on using gene drives to control malaria-carrying mosquitoes, the Telegraph reports.

In PLOS this week: genetic architecture mediating gene expression, metabolomic patterns in multiple myeloma, and more.