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Not Sleeping Isn't a Real Option

DrDrA wonders how to keep her lab family-friendly while maintaining productivity. First, she says that she's excited when a member of her lab is pregnant (so far, her experience has been with maternity, not paternity leave) and tries to be flexible during that time. She also works with the individual on maternity leave time, which she says is usually about three months. However, DrDrA says that family-friendly labs wind up having more downtime than other labs and that, in turn, affects careers, especially when the PI is going up for tenure. "How to reconcile?" she asks.

The Scan

Study Finds Few FDA Post-Market Regulatory Actions Backed by Research, Public Assessments

A Yale University-led team examines in The BMJ safety signals from the US FDA Adverse Event Reporting System and whether they led to regulatory action.

Duke University Team Develops Programmable RNA Tool for Cell Editing

Researchers have developed an RNA-based editing tool that can target specific cells, as they describe in Nature.

Novel Gene Editing Approach for Treating Cystic Fibrosis

Researchers in Science Advances report on their development of a non-nuclease-based gene editing approach they hope to apply to treat cystic fibrosis.

Study Tracks Responses in Patients Pursuing Polygenic Risk Score Profiling

Using interviews, researchers in the European Journal of Human Genetics qualitatively assess individuals' motivations for, and experiences with, direct-to-consumer polygenic risk score testing.