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MS vs PhD

Should you have stopped at your Master’s degree? Derek Lowe on his blog discusses whether it's worth getting a PhD.

As he sums it up, it's easier to get hired as a non-PhD, but more difficult to advance very far. While PhDs can advance, they have a tougher time landing that hard-to-come-by job.

What's worst, says Lowe, is for a PhD to leave their degree off their application just to be hired and risk being found out. The comments section also gives insight into why people stop at an MS.

The Scan

NFTs for Genome Sharing

Nature News writes that non-fungible tokens could be a way for people to profit from sharing genomic data.

Wastewater Warning System

Time magazine writes that cities and college campuses are monitoring sewage for SARS-CoV-2, an approach officials hope lasts beyond COVID-19.

Networks to Boost Surveillance

Scientific American writes that new organizations and networks aim to improve the ability of developing countries to conduct SARS-CoV-2 genomic surveillance.

Genome Biology Papers on Gastric Cancer Epimutations, BUTTERFLY, GUNC Tool

In Genome Biology this week: recurrent epigenetic mutations in gastric cancer, correction tool for unique molecular identifier-based assays, and more.