Higher Postdoc Pay

A new change to the US Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) will likely affect postdoctoral researchers and how they are paid, writes Michael Lauer, the deputy director for extramural research at the National Institutes of Health at his Open Mike blog.

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The US Food and Drug Administration has new guidelines that enable some gene and cell therapies to undergo expedited review, according to the New York Times.

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Researchers have grown tumors in 3D cell cultures to better understand cancer, the Economist reports.

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