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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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An analysis of UK Biobank data finds hemochromatosis to be more prevalent than thought, according to the BBC.

An analysis finds that female biomedical researchers receive fewer prizes than male ones, and when they do win prizes, they are less prestigious.

Federal researchers tell the Los Angeles Times that the shutdown is causing missed research opportunities as they try to keep their experiments going.

In Nature this week: improved genomic analysis using a graph genome reference, tumor mutational burden could predict clinical response to immune checkpoint inhibitors, and more.