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Not So Traditional, After All

The National Institutes of Health's Office of Intramural Training and Education's Careers blog this week discusses a CBE Life Sciences Education study that shows more and more graduate students now view tenure-track positions as non-traditional career choices, alternative to the norm. The study shows that "71.2 percent of all graduate students polled were 'strongly considering' a career that was outside of scientific research," the OITE Careers blog says. "These data are interesting and certainly validating for those who are having or have had the desires to move from the traditional career path for a bioscience PhD," OITE Careers adds, sayng that the study's results "drive home the point that there is a need for graduate education to evolve."

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.