This Week in Science

In this week's Science, the University of Cambridge's Robert Wallach discusses the importance of postdoctoral researchers to universities and calls for greater support for their career development, particularly within academia. "Despite their enormous career potential, postdocs need deeper and more complex opportunities while still employed by their universities to achieve their personal potential," he writes in an editorial.

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A new study in JAMA finds that genetic tests might not be able to determine what diet is right for someone seeking to lose weight.

A genome-wide association study that linked common genetic variants to salivary gland carcinoma risk has been retracted, according to Retraction Watch.

Vampire bats' ability to live off blood is etched in their genomes and gut microbiomes, the Scientist reports.

In Genome Biology this week: peopling of the Sahara, epigenetic reprogramming analysis of liverwort, and more.