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A recent survey asked a random sample of GSAC attendees to open up about that one trait most never discuss: salary. Results show that even though many genomics companies wish they could be just like pharma, for the sake of personal finances, they might try being happy just the way they are. Below: annual salaries by company type.

University/Academic $76,600

Tools/Technology $113,200

Pharmaceutical $77,400

Biotechnology $91,300

 

The Scan

Purnell Choppin Dies

Purnell Choppin, a virologist who led the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has died at 91, according to the Washington Post.

Effectiveness May Decline, Data From Israel Suggests

The New York Times reports that new Israeli data suggests a decline in Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine effectiveness against Delta variant infection, though protection against severe disease remains high.

To See Future Risk

Slate looks into the use of polygenic risk scores in embryo screening.

PLOS Papers on Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus, Bone Marrow Smear Sequencing, More

In PLOS this week: genomic analysis of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius, archived bone marrow sequencing, and more.