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  1. Point of View: Competency-based assessment for the training of PhD students and early-career scientists

    Michael F Verderame et al.
    A method to assess the training of scientists, based on a set of 10 core competencies, is proposed.
  2. Peer Review: Searching for the one

    Helga Groll
    The views of peers are important when applying for a faculty position, but so are research plans and being a good 'fit'.
    1. Evolutionary Biology

    Multicellularity: From brief encounters to lifelong unions

    Bradley JSC Olson
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    1. Evolutionary Biology

    Experimental Evolution: A sticky solution

    David Gresham
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  3. Research Culture: Actionable recommendations from trainees to improve science training

    Stephanie M Davis et al.
    Early-career researchers propose seven actions that can be taken by research institutions and departments to improve science training.
  4. Point of View: The future of graduate and postdoctoral training in the biosciences

    Peter Hitchcock et al.
    What can institutions and funding agencies do to address an array of issues facing the biomedical research community in the United States?
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Retrotransposons: On the move

    Sandra L Martin
    The mechanisms by which a retrotransposon called LINE-1 duplicates itself and spreads through the human genome are becoming clearer.
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    1. Cell Biology

    Carcinogenesis: Targeting the link between late pregnancy and breast cancer

    Balabhadrapatruni VSK Chakravarthi, Sooryanarayana Varambally
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  5. Cutting Edge: Science hackathons for developing interdisciplinary research and collaborations

    Derek Groen, Ben Calderhead
    Science hackathons can help academics, particularly those in the early stage of their careers, to build collaborations and write research proposals.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Computational and Systems Biology

    Radiomics: Rethinking the role of clinical imaging

    James PB O'Connor
    Radiomics has the potential to improve the management of cancer patients, but further research is required before it can be adopted into routine clinical practice.
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