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If Only TV Networks Would Pay You Millions to Film Your Lab in Action

At Built on Facts, Matt Springer points to a cartoon from PhD Comics that graphs mean salaries at US universities. Presidents and provosts make around three times as much as tenured professors, and he thinks this is unfair since profs have to juggle both administrative work and research. Grad students scrape by on about $18,000 per year. By comparison, football coaches pull in a staggering $1 million average annual salary. "Football is popular. Tremendously, staggeringly popular," Matt writes. "The coach's salary is a good investment, and pulls in a lot more money than it costs."

The Scan

Study Finds Few FDA Post-Market Regulatory Actions Backed by Research, Public Assessments

A Yale University-led team examines in The BMJ safety signals from the US FDA Adverse Event Reporting System and whether they led to regulatory action.

Duke University Team Develops Programmable RNA Tool for Cell Editing

Researchers have developed an RNA-based editing tool that can target specific cells, as they describe in Nature.

Novel Gene Editing Approach for Treating Cystic Fibrosis

Researchers in Science Advances report on their development of a non-nuclease-based gene editing approach they hope to apply to treat cystic fibrosis.

Study Tracks Responses in Patients Pursuing Polygenic Risk Score Profiling

Using interviews, researchers in the European Journal of Human Genetics qualitatively assess individuals' motivations for, and experiences with, direct-to-consumer polygenic risk score testing.