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At Thus Spake Zuska, Suzanne Franks blogs that "motherhood is an issue for a woman who chooses to work and have children, in science or in any career. It is not, however, the issue for women in science." She then quotes the Nature review of Emily Monosson's Motherhood: The Elephant in the Laboratory as saying "more disturbing is the implication that in the absence of motherhood, women in academic science would have untroubled careers.

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The Washington Post reports on researchers' efforts to determine the effect of an increasingly common SARS-CoV-2 mutation.

Florida Politics reports Florida's law barring life, long-term care, and disability insurers from using genetic information in coverage decisions went into effect at the beginning of July.

A new analysis finds a link between popular media coverage of a scientific study and how often that paper is cited.

In Nature this week: CRISPR approaches to editing plant genomes, way to speed up DNA-PAINT, and more.