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Places Postdocs Thrive

The Whitehead Institute in Cambridge, Mass., the David J. Gladstone Institutes in San Francisco, and the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia are the top three US institutions for postdocs, respectively, according to The Scientist's 2012 rankings.

Internationally, the Champalimaud Foundation in Lisbon, Portugal, earned first place, followed by the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology in Vienna, Austria, and the Center for Molecular Medicine, also in Vienna, in that order.

"Our survey shows that postdocs are more content than ever," The Scientist says, adding that "today, postdocs have a markedly stronger support system, which is reflected in the noticeable rise in postdoc job satisfaction seen in our survey."

The Scan

Boosters Chasing Variants

The New York Times reports that an FDA advisory panel is to weigh updated booster vaccines for COVID-19.

Not Yet

The World Health Organization says monkeypox is not yet a global emergency, the Washington Post reports.

More Proposed for Federal Research

Science reports that US House of Representatives panels are seeking to increase federal research funding.

PLOS Papers on Breast Cancer Metastasis, Left-Sided Cardiac Defects, SARS-CoV-2 Monitoring

In PLOS this week: link between breast cancer metastasis and CLIC4, sequencing analysis of left-sided cardiac defects, and more.