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Diane Shao, now a medical resident and postdoctoral researcher at Boston Children's Hospital, writes at Science that she got her first research job at age 15 by emailing scientists and then showing up at their offices.

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Researchers have sequenced the northern white rhinoceros to gauge whether it could be brought back from the edge of extinction, the New York Times reports.

Bavaria expands its forensic genetic analyses to include DNA phenotyping, raising discrimination concerns.

Tufts University researchers found a role for miRNA in transmitting stress between generations, the Economist reports.

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