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Tenured Academic Leaves Job for Love

Robert Drago, "one of the most prominent scholars of policies promoting work-life balance in academe has just given up tenure for love," reports The Chronicle of Higher Education. The former full professor at Penn State has elected to take another job, outside of academia, in Washington, DC, to be closer to his girlfriend while she works toward a doctoral degree in Virginia. Drago insists that his situation "wouldn't be a story if I were a woman, because thousands of women do this every year," he tells the Chronicle. "They either don't get on the tenure track so their husband can, or they move with their husband and end up doing contingent work and teaching ad hoc because their husband's job comes first."

The Scan

Vaccine Update Recommended

A US Food and Drug Administration panel recommends booster vaccines be updated to target Omicron, CNBC reports.

US to Make More Vaccines for Monkeypox Available

The US is to make nearly 300,000 vaccine doses available in the coming weeks to stem the spread of human monkeypox virus, according to NPR.

Sentence Appealed

The Associated Press reports that Swedish prosecutors are appealing the sentence given to a surgeon once lauded for transplanting synthetic tracheas but then convicted of causing bodily harm.

Genome Biology Papers on COVID-19 Effector Genes, Virtual ChIP-seq, scDART

In Genome Biology this week: proposed COVID-19 effector genes, method to predict transcription factor binding patterns, and more.