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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

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.