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May 20, 2014

Increasing America's Competitiveness with Fewer Ph.D.s

In PNAS paper, co-authors argue nation's biomedical system is unsustainable.

Increasing America's Competitiveness with Fewer Ph.D.s

Promoting careers outside the lab, such as in science policy and administration, industry, science writing, law, and science education, is one recommendation made in the report. [© xy - Fotolia.com]

Some tough, mostly necessary, but politically difficult medicine is being suggested by four noted researchers who correctly warn that the US must reform its biomedical research system to address the glut of PhDs and other problems that have sapped its sustainability over the past decade...

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