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In an effort to churn out more PhD researchers, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Gundula Bosch writes at Nature that graduate programs are skimping on teaching students how to see the bigger picture.

"Consequently, most PhD curricula are unlikely to nurture the big thinkers and creative problem-solvers that society needs," writes Bosch, who directs the R3 Graduate Science Initiative at Hopkins.

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New US Department of Commerce rules will affect supercomputing in China, according to the Wall Street Journal.

A new analysis finds that it will be more than a century until female computer scientists publish at the same rate as their male counterparts, ScienceInsider reports.

Broad Institute researchers describe an approach they've dubbed "DNA microscopy."

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