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The Appeal of Internships

The (Montreal) Gazette this week says that internships are becoming increasingly popular, serving the interests of both students looking to try their hand at a profession and employers seeking to "assess candidates at a substantial savings." Concordia University biochem student Maria Eugenia Arias Montecillo worked as a virology intern at pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim. She tells the The Gazette that through her internship experience, "I realized this was my dream." Montecillo adds that, as a result of her real-world field experience, she "became more engaged in my studies. ... You're always unsure if you'll like the work. You want to figure out your life and what you're going to do in life." An internship in the field helped solidify her career choice, Monticello tells the paper.

The Scan

Response Too Slow, Cautious

A new report criticizes the global response to the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic, Nature News reports.

Pushed a Bit Later

Novavax has pushed back its timeline for filing for authorization for its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to Bloomberg.

AMA Announces Anti-Racism Effort

The Associated Press reports that the American Medical Association has released a plan to address systemic racism in healthcare.

Nucleic Acids Research Papers on miRMaster 2.0, MutationTaster2021, LipidSuite

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: tool to examine small non-coding RNAs, approach to predict ramifications of DNA variants, and more.