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It's Not Quite "Being a New PI for Dummies"

Kathy Barker's second book, At the Helm: Leading Your Laboratory, is now available in an updated second edition that focuses specifically on the challenges that new principal investigators face in getting their labs up and running. Fresh topics in the new edition include "collaboration contracts, performance evaluations, communicating with non-scientists, tips for succeeding on the tenure track, and professional development," according to a Cold Spring Harbor Press statement. "The world has changed since the first edition of 'At the Helm' was published in 2002," Barker writes, "and the laboratory has changed with it, for better and worse." Barker's content is based on interviews with PIs and their anecdotal advice.

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.