Malcolm Gladwell's latest book, Outliers, is the inspiration for a blog post at In the Pipeline. Derek Lowe wonders if Gladwell's "10,000 hour rule," the idea that many people who are extremely good at a given task have spent at least that long perfecting their skills, can be applied to science, and drug discovery in particular. When it comes to science, says Lowe, referring to a review of the book, practicing an art is different from pipetting mindlessly for four years because, well, that's part of logging hours in the lab, too. Which category does drug design fit into?

To read the full story....

Register for Free.

...and receive Daily News bulletins.

Already have an account?
Login Now.

The UK's Human Fertility and Embryology Authority calls for consumer genetic testing companies to warn customers that testing could uncover family secrets, according to the Guardian.

The New York Times reports that United Nations delegates have been discussing how to govern the genetic resources of the deep sea.

Researchers have transplanted edited cells into mice that appear to combat cocaine addiction, New Scientist reports.

In PNAS this week: analysis of proteolytic enzymes secreted by circulating tumor cells, phylogenetic study of Fv1 evolution, and more.