Broader View

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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Sometimes genetic tests give inconclusive results and provide little reassurance to patients, the Associated Press reports.

Vox wonders whether gene-editing crops will be viewed similarly as genetically modified organisms of if people will give them a try.

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With H3Africa, Charles Rotimi has been working to bolster the representation of African participants and African researchers in genomics, Newsweek reports.