Are advances in genetic research reducing our humanity?

Are advances in genetic research reducing our humanity?

Named one of 2015's biggest breakthroughs, CRISPR has revolutionized previous methods for gene editing.


Scholars criticize
The Chronicle of Higher Education

When Scott F. Johnson got an email on Wednesday from asking if he was interested in paying "a small fee" to get his future papers considered for recommendation by the website's editors, he thought it was a scam.

Academic publishing is all about status
Bloomberg (commentary)

Justin Fox writes: "As a young professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the 1940s and 1950s, Paul Samuelson made a habit of visiting the offices of the Quarterly Journal of Economics, then based at MIT, to look through the other economics journals that arrived in the mail. 'I'd read every journal, every article,' he told me a decade ago."

How many hours a week should academics work?

How many hours a week should academics work?
Times Higher Education

Some surveys show faculty putting in at least 60 hours a week, but research casts doubt on whether this is a productive routine.


12 job market mistakes
Inside Higher Ed

Candidates on the job market can find an endless array of advice available to them: how to write an effective cover letter, handle an interview, give a successful job talk, etc. But what are the mistakes job candidates can make that are perhaps less often discussed?

How to get published in an academic journal: Top tips from editors
The Guardian

Writing for academic journals is highly competitive. Even if you overcome the first hurdle and generate a valuable idea or piece of research — how do you then sum it up in a way that will capture the interest of reviewers?

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