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Happy Scientists

A recent job satisfaction survey shows faculty members in the physical sciences are the happiest among untenured assistant professors at research universities, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education. Researchers at the Harvard Graduate School of Education surveyed 9,512 faculty members for the study, and found that the physical sciences ranked among the top three disciplines in about half the survey's questions, the Chronicle's Kelly Truong says. Social sciences ranked fifth, biological sciences ranked seventh, computer science and engineering ranked eighth, and health and human ecology tied with visual and performing arts for last place. Women also displayed "significantly less satisfaction" with the tenure process than men, Truong says, especially when it came to being able to balance work and family life.

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.