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We Solemnly Swear

The University of Toronto created a "graduate student oath," modeled on physician's Hippocratic Oath. In Science, they report the oath to be:

I, [NAME], have entered the serious pursuit of new knowledge as a member of the community of graduate students at the University of Toronto.
I declare the following:
Pride: I solemnly declare my pride in belonging to the international community of research scholars.
Integrity: I promise never to allow financial gain, competitiveness, or ambition cloud my judgment in the conduct of ethical research and scholarship.
Pursuit: I will pursue knowledge and create knowledge for the greater good, but never to the detriment of colleagues, supervisors, research subjects or the international community of scholars of which I am now a member.
By pronouncing this Graduate Student Oath, I affirm my commitment to professional conduct and to abide by the principles of ethical conduct and research policies as set out by the University of Toronto.

The idea, says Larry Moran who is also at the University of Toronto, is to instill social and moral responsibilities into burgeoning researchers.

The Scan

US Booster Eligibility Decision

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Additional Genes

Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News.

Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification

In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.