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After Killing the Thesis Dragon, There's the Grand Poobah Stage to Look Forward To

At The Daily Transcript, Alex Palazzo asks, if your life were a video game, what would it be like? Palazzo envisions his as a series of levels, complete with monsters -- the doctoral thesis would be a dragon to slay. He's only reached Level Three, postdoctoral fellow, and imagines the next levels to include assistant professor, professor, and then maybe grand poobah.

GTO thinks that if the job-finding dragon has eighteen heads, then the tenure monster must have poisonous fangs.

 

The Scan

Billions for Antivirals

The US is putting $3.2 billion toward a program to develop antivirals to treat COVID-19 in its early stages, the Wall Street Journal reports.

NFT of the Web

Tim Berners-Lee, who developed the World Wide Web, is auctioning its original source code as a non-fungible token, Reuters reports.

23andMe on the Nasdaq

23andMe's shares rose more than 20 percent following its merger with a special purpose acquisition company, as GenomeWeb has reported.

Science Papers Present GWAS of Brain Structure, System for Controlled Gene Transfer

In Science this week: genome-wide association study ties variants to white matter stricture in the brain, and more.