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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

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.