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Industry v. Academia: Thoughts from David Searls

In an article from David Searls published in PLoS Computational Biology, he offers 10 rules on how to choose between industry and academia. Since he's been around that block more than once, his advice is practical and relevant. "Choosing between industry and academia is easy for some, incredibly fraught for others," he writes, going on to list rules such as assessing your qualifications, figuring out what you need and want in your career, and considering the alternatives.

The Scan

Not as High as Hoped

The Associated Press says initial results from a trial of CureVac's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine suggests low effectiveness in preventing COVID-19.

Finding Freshwater DNA

A new research project plans to use eDNA sampling to analyze freshwater rivers across the world, the Guardian reports.

Rise in Payments

Kaiser Health News investigates the rise of payments made by medical device companies to surgeons that could be in violation of anti-kickback laws.

Nature Papers Present Ginkgo Biloba Genome Assembly, Collection of Polygenic Indexes, More

In Nature this week: a nearly complete Ginkgo biloba genome assembly, polygenic indexes for dozens of phenotypes, and more.