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Do Stay-At-Home Dads Lack Confidence, Too?

NIH has news on why women are leaving science. A study of the NIH’s own research staff that was published in this month’s issue of EMBO Reports finds that although women make of almost half of all undergraduate, graduate, and postdoc scientists nationwide, many leave research before making tenure. Their findings suggest that it’s because they face more family responsibilities and are less confident than men.

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.