Go Your Own Way

Only a small portion of people with science doctorates found their own companies, though the Nature Jobs Blog says newly minted PhDs have an advantage as entrepreneurs.

At the end of a program put on by Entrepreneur First, an early-stage investor that helps entrepreneurs refine their pitches, PhD students or postdocs are about 50 percent more likely to raise investment than those with a bachelor or master degree, the Nature Jobs Blog says.

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Cancer researcher Alan Rabson has died at 92, the New York Times reports.

As the National Guideline Clearinghouse goes dark, the ECRI Institute says it will pick up the slack.

In Genome Research this week: sequencing method examines proteins parasite uses to evade immune system, L1 insertions in cancer, and more.

The Atlantic reports on private Facebook support groups for people who receive unexpected parentage results from direct-to-consumer genetic tests.