A slow week in life science left us scratching our heads about the purpose of some new studies. The first, a major project to study the microbes in about 1,200 homes appeared under headlines such as this from Tech Times, "Household Bacteria Can Reveal Volumes about Home Residents." Volumes? Really? A second study claimed that we are less successful at biomedical research today because life expectancy is not going up at the same rate as the growth in funding or the increasing number of scientists. That's a high bar to set.
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