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Jessica Palmer at Bioephemera blogs about an opportunity through the American Society for Cell Biology, which won an NIH GO grant that will be put toward building "The Cell: An Image Library." The society aims to hire eight part-time, offsite microscopists or cell biologists "to assist in the development of an extensive online library." Palmer writes, "While this sounds like it will involve a bit of (virtual) paper-pushing, it could also be a great chance to get involved in creating a substantial bioimagery resource for both the scientific community and (I hope) the public."

The Scan

Not Yet a Permanent One

NPR says the lack of a permanent Food and Drug Administration commissioner has "flummoxed" public health officials.

Unfair Targeting

Technology Review writes that a new report says the US has been unfairly targeting Chinese and Chinese-American individuals in economic espionage cases.

Limited Rapid Testing

The New York Times wonders why rapid tests for COVID-19 are not widely available in the US.

Genome Research Papers on IPAFinder, Structural Variant Expression Effects, Single-Cell RNA-Seq Markers

In Genome Research this week: IPAFinder method to detect intronic polyadenylation, influence of structural variants on gene expression, and more.