Those years of toil toward a PhD aren't even the hard part — that's what comes next, writes Bryan Gaensler, the director of the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Toronto, at the Conversation.

"But there's one thing that all those years of study and research has not prepared them for: the job market," he says.

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Jay Shendure and his colleagues have developed a new method to more comprehensively identify human cell types, the NY Times reports.

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China is embracing preimplantation genetic diagnosis, Nature News reports. 

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