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Slate's Jill Priluck says that "the higher rates of women-founded biotech firms are impressive only in comparison to other high-tech fields," as they comprise "only 12 percent of all founders, even though they are about half of the PhDs." Still, Priluck notes, women have made gains in biotech's ranks, in part because they "benefit from the biotech industry's less hierarchical, team-based structure." In addition, Boston

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The Washington Post reports on researchers' efforts to determine the effect of an increasingly common SARS-CoV-2 mutation.

Florida Politics reports Florida's law barring life, long-term care, and disability insurers from using genetic information in coverage decisions went into effect at the beginning of July.

A new analysis finds a link between popular media coverage of a scientific study and how often that paper is cited.

In Nature this week: CRISPR approaches to editing plant genomes, way to speed up DNA-PAINT, and more.