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A blogger debates the merits of staying at one institution versus moving, both before and after earning a PhD.

Heed the Warnings

An essayist wonders why some grad students seem 'incapable of hearing' about poor job prospects in academia.

The New York Times examines why biology is the field of choice among most women in the STEM areas.

A blogger outlines 'five reasons why your child won't be a scientist.'

A new Leadership Foundation for Higher Education-commissioned survey suggests some professors don't live up to their role as advisors.

A blogger reflects on setbacks he experienced as a bench scientist in order to be a more understanding PI.

Young investigators in Australia and the US receive early career research awards.

HHMI professors advocate changes to university-level science curricula.

One blogger says post-tenure life is hardly what she expected it to be.

Panelists shared advice for young investigators at the Partnering for Cures meeting this week.

'Fun' Becomes 'Hard'

The New York Times examines why the university-level STEM attrition rate is on the rise.

A blogger shares tips for achieving success in graduate school.

A new report shows that grads with STEM skills are in high demand outside of those fields.

A blogger summarizes a recent discussion on the academic research workforce.

Right to Reorder?

A blogger considers whether it's acceptable for co-first authors to rearrange paper bylines on their CVs.

A blogger shares tips for writing a personal statement for grad school.

'You're the Expert'

A blogger offers up thesis-writing tips.

One blogger shares tips related to searching for and applying to postdoc positions.

The New York Times Economix blog examines 'the rising value of a science degree.'

'Figure it Out'

One blogger says universities ought to teach new faculty fundamental skills for success.

A Clear Path

A biotech patent attorney says many scientists are unknowingly suited for careers in IP.

NIH OER Director Sally Rockey discusses trends in the agency's career development award funding.

Bumps in the Road

One blogger discusses various 'career potholes' and how to avoid them.

'Just Ask'

One blogger says serving on an NSF panel is often as simple as just asking to.

The Appleton (Wis.) Post-Crescent profiles the Foundation for Biomedical Research's Paul McKellips.


In Nucleic Acids Research this week: personal genome approach to RNA-seq read alignment, hematopoietic Systems Biology Repository, and more.

A man is using DNA evidence to argue that he is the rightful heir to the baronetcy of Stichill, the Guardian reports.

As part of an effort to get a diverse group of people to donate their DNA for research, some blood donors in the San Diego area will get their genomes sequenced, according to KPBS.

The comment period on the Department of Health and Human Services' proposal to alter the Common Rule has been extended.