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At Least You Won't Ever Have to Work in a Mailroom

At Uncertain Principles, Chad Orzel takes a look at two rather disparaging articles telling folks to stay away from getting their PhDs in science. In particular, one article said that most scientists ended up being denied tenure. Orzel disagrees, saying that even though professors might have to move around a bit to find the university where they eventually are tenured, "it's just not true that most people coming up for tenure get denied, particularly not at 'good, but not great' universities."

The Scan

Billions for Antivirals

The US is putting $3.2 billion toward a program to develop antivirals to treat COVID-19 in its early stages, the Wall Street Journal reports.

NFT of the Web

Tim Berners-Lee, who developed the World Wide Web, is auctioning its original source code as a non-fungible token, Reuters reports.

23andMe on the Nasdaq

23andMe's shares rose more than 20 percent following its merger with a special purpose acquisition company, as GenomeWeb has reported.

Science Papers Present GWAS of Brain Structure, System for Controlled Gene Transfer

In Science this week: genome-wide association study ties variants to white matter stricture in the brain, and more.