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CAREERS: Grants on the CV

At her blog, Isis responds to a reader who sent her his CV which listed the funding he had applied for but did not receive. She likens it to listing all the people you've hit on, but turned you down — "It means nothing unless you seal the deal," Isis says. In her comments, PhysioProf points out that listing those items-in-progress, depending on the context, should actually be done. "If you are an assistant professor seeking reappointment for a second term as assistant professor, you will definitely want to list grant applications you have submitted, even if they haven't been funded," he writes.

DrdrA takes up the issue on her own blog, defending the practice. "Massive (heroic even) efforts to obtain funding for one's laboratory most definitely should be accounted for on one's CV, as should papers that are submitted," she writes, noting that submitting grants at a time when the funding line is at the 10th percentile takes up a lot of time.

The Scan

Tens of Millions Saved

The Associated Press writes that vaccines against COVID-19 saved an estimated 20 million lives in their first year.

Supersized Bacterium

NPR reports that researchers have found and characterized a bacterium that is visible to the naked eye.

Also Subvariants

Moderna says its bivalent SARS-CoV-2 vaccine leads to a strong immune response against Omicron subvariants, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Science Papers Present Gene-Edited Mouse Models of Liver Cancer, Hürthle Cell Carcinoma Analysis

In Science this week: a collection of mouse models of primary liver cancer, and more.