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Navigating the First Year

At Sciencewomen, a reader writes in asking about the mentoring needs of first-year faculty members. The blogger Sciencewoman writes that "mentoring has to be a two-way street" -- that the faculty member should be comfortable going to the mentor but that the mentor should also initiate meetings. She adds that "one of the biggest sources of stress for first year faculty is time management and prioritization" and that advice on how to balance time demands would likely be helpful. Sciencewoman ends with suggesting that the mentor encourage work-life balance and that perhaps inviting colleagues out to an event would do the trick.

The Scan

Could Cost Billions

NBC News reports that the new Alzheimer's disease drug from Biogen could cost Medicare in the US billions of dollars.

Not Quite Sent

The Biden Administration likely won't meet its goal of sending 80 million SARS-CoV-2 vaccine doses abroad by the end of the month, according to the Washington Post.

DTC Regulation Proposals

A new report calls on UK policymakers to review direct-to-consumer genetic testing regulations, the Independent reports.

PNAS Papers on Mosquito MicroRNAs, Acute Kidney Injury, Trichothiodystrophy

In PNAS this week: microRNAs involved in Aedes aegypti reproduction, proximal tubule cell response to kidney injury, and more.