Who Needs Credit?

Racking up journal articles is an important part of being scientist, especially for those early in their careers. Ms. PhD at YoungFemaleScientist says that when she sometimes asks up front if the work she will be doing on a project will lead her to be an author, she's told that she is being greedy. DrugMonkey picks up on her post.

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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.