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Organization, Organization, Organization

At Blue Lab Coats, DrdrA has a post encouraging struggling young faculty members and giving advice on how to score a grant. First, she says to get organized: look up the grant deadlines for NIH, NSF, and foundations and make a list. Then, inventory he work you have going on in your lab and prioritize it from ready-to-go to needs-more-time. Once that's done, combine the two lists and hang it up. "Having a firm set of deadlines that you hold yourself to is really important. I can’t promise that you will get a grant. What I can promise you though, is that you certainly won’t get a grant if you don’t apply, and you increase your chances by applying as frequently as possible," DrdrA says.

The Scan

For Better Odds

Bloomberg reports that a child has been born following polygenic risk score screening as an embryo.

Booster Decision Expected

The New York Times reports the US Food and Drug Administration is expected to authorize a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine this week for individuals over 65 or at high risk.

Snipping HIV Out

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Temple University researchers are to test a gene-editing approach for treating HIV.

PLOS Papers on Cancer Risk Scores, Typhoid Fever in Colombia, Streptococcus Protection

In PLOS this week: application of cancer polygenic risk scores across ancestries, genetic diversity of typhoid fever-causing Salmonella, and more.