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Saving for Life After Your Postdoc (Yes, It Does Exist)

Postdocs at European Molecular Biology Organization have a better way to save for retirement, reports The Scientist. The organization created a pension plan for their postdocs that they can carry with them if the move from European country to European country. EMBO will also match up to €100 and guarantees 2.7 percent interest, which may increase based on the market. In the US, retirement savings plans for postdocs vary depending on whether the postdoc is considered an employee, though the National Postdoctoral Association offers annuities.

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.