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Bringing Women Back

It's not all gloom and doom, economically speaking. An article in the Wall Street Journal talks about the blooming of career re-entry programs for women scientists and engineers. "Prospects for long-term job growth in these fields are relatively good, and many employers expect a talent shortage, partly because of high quit rates among experienced women," the article says. Honeywell, GE, and MIT have all launched programs to help women technologists return to work, most often after time off to have kids. While some programs only dole out training and networking, others offer actual jobs.

The Scan

Boosters Chasing Variants

The New York Times reports that an FDA advisory panel is to weigh updated booster vaccines for COVID-19.

Not Yet

The World Health Organization says monkeypox is not yet a global emergency, the Washington Post reports.

More Proposed for Federal Research

Science reports that US House of Representatives panels are seeking to increase federal research funding.

PLOS Papers on Breast Cancer Metastasis, Left-Sided Cardiac Defects, SARS-CoV-2 Monitoring

In PLOS this week: link between breast cancer metastasis and CLIC4, sequencing analysis of left-sided cardiac defects, and more.