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Perhaps It's Still an Old Boy Network

In The Guardian, there's a story about women leaving science faster, and in larger numbers, than men. A study for the Royal Society of Chemistry found that although 72 percent of the women surveyed planned to pursue a university career in the first year of their PhDs, by the third year this number went down to 37. For men, it went from 61 percent to 59 percent by their third year. The story rounds up experimental data from two recent studies that looked into this phenomenon, citing confronting gender bias, the solitary nature of research, and the competition for tenured posts as some of the factors that drove the nearly 1,000 scientists surveyed from the bench.

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.