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Clear the CV Cobwebs

According to the American Chemical Society Careers blog, it's good practice for scientists to periodically polish their résumés no matter their career status. After all, ACS says, "if you don’t keep track of your own professional accomplishments, who will? Keeping an up to date, comprehensive document will allow you to respond quickly to opportunities as they arise."

So, to keep a CV up-to-date, ACS suggests making a habit of adding new papers, presentations, continuing education, awards, and other significant accomplishments as they're published, earned, or completed.

"If you haven't completely overhauled your résumé within the last few years, it's probably due," ACS adds. "Does it still accurately reflect your professional self? Does it indicate where you are going? Should you consolidate older information, to make room for new?"

Finally, ACS says, editing is imperative. "No matter how many times you've read your resume, you're sure to miss something. Have someone else with good editing skills, read through it carefully to point out any errors or inconsistencies."

The Scan

Not as High as Hoped

The Associated Press says initial results from a trial of CureVac's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine suggests low effectiveness in preventing COVID-19.

Finding Freshwater DNA

A new research project plans to use eDNA sampling to analyze freshwater rivers across the world, the Guardian reports.

Rise in Payments

Kaiser Health News investigates the rise of payments made by medical device companies to surgeons that could be in violation of anti-kickback laws.

Nature Papers Present Ginkgo Biloba Genome Assembly, Collection of Polygenic Indexes, More

In Nature this week: a nearly complete Ginkgo biloba genome assembly, polygenic indexes for dozens of phenotypes, and more.