Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

Grad School Might Be More Fun in a Tropical Paradise, Though

US universities might wake up one day to realize they've lost out on international prominence compared to up-and-comers like the National University of Singapore, University of Hong Kong, or Seoul National University, according to this article in the Wall Street Journal. Considering this, Yale President Richard Levin is devising a plan to maintain Yale's prominence, and that involves emphasizing scientific research and education. "The reputation of a university on a global scale certainly hinges most on the quality of its faculty, but increasingly science weighs heavy in that calculation," Levin says.

The Scan

Missed Early Cases

A retrospective analysis of blood samples suggests early SARS-CoV-2 infections may have been missed in the US, the New York Times reports.

Limited Journal Editor Diversity

A survey finds low diversity among scientific and medical journal editors, according to The Scientist.

How Much of a Threat?

Science writes that need for a provision aimed at shoring up genomic data security within a new US bill is being questioned.

PNAS Papers on Historic Helicobacter Spread, Brain Development, C. difficile RNAs

In PNAS this week: Helicobacter genetic diversity gives insight into human migrations, gene expression patterns of brain development, and more.