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Tips for Keeping Up

It's good to keep up with what's going on in your field, even if you've recently found yourself without a position. Bitesize Bio's Ellen Moran offers four tips for keeping up. First, she says to stay in contact with your former coworkers and boss, even stopping by to say hello, and then she notes that keeping up with people on social networks can be a boon. Additionally, Moran suggests setting up email alerts based on keywords so that you stay on top of the latest researcher. Lastly, she says to take advantage of the time you have. "Being out of work isn't exactly ideal, but it can be a good opportunity to finally write that paper you have been putting on the back burner. It could also be an ideal time to write some reviews, or, if you wish to get back into research, to write some research grants," she adds.

The Scan

Two J&J Doses

Johnson & Johnson says two doses of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine provides increased protection against symptomatic COVID-19, CNN reports.

Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Response in Kids

The Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine in a lower-dose format appears to generate an immune response among children, according to the Washington Post.

Chicken Changes to Prevent Disease

The Guardian writes that researchers are looking at gene editing chickens to help prevent future pandemics.

PNAS Papers on Siberian Dog Ancestry, Insect Reproduction, Hippocampal Neurogenesis

In PNAS this week: ancestry and admixture among Siberian dogs, hormone role in fruit fly reproduction, and more.