Scientific Glory

Swiss academic Bruno Lemaitre says science is becoming more narcissistic, the Guardian reports.

Lemaitre laments the increasing importance of publishing in top journals, having a high media profile, and professional rivalries. "Many great scientists are narcissists. It's a bit sad, but it's a fact," he says.

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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen also contributed to brain research, NPR reports.

The New York Times reports on the shifting interpretations of what some genetic variants mean over time.

In Cell this week: investigation of metastatic tumor evolution, more than 16,000 genetic variants introduced into the budding yeast model organism, and more.

MIT's Technology Review reports on Genentech's pursuit of personalized cancer vaccines.