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Let the Improvements Speak for Themselves

Blogger Arlenna at Chemical BiLOLogy posts tips for resubmitting a National Science Foundation grant proposal she received during a discussion with a program officer. She was told that it "is actually bad with NSF to do the whole 'introduction to resubmission' thing with all your point-by-point revised items." Instead, Arlenna writes, when resubmitting an NSF proposal, one should revise according to the overall comments, rather than call the reviewers' attention to the negative aspects from the initial review.

The Scan

Not Yet a Permanent One

NPR says the lack of a permanent Food and Drug Administration commissioner has "flummoxed" public health officials.

Unfair Targeting

Technology Review writes that a new report says the US has been unfairly targeting Chinese and Chinese-American individuals in economic espionage cases.

Limited Rapid Testing

The New York Times wonders why rapid tests for COVID-19 are not widely available in the US.

Genome Research Papers on IPAFinder, Structural Variant Expression Effects, Single-Cell RNA-Seq Markers

In Genome Research this week: IPAFinder method to detect intronic polyadenylation, influence of structural variants on gene expression, and more.