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Blogger The Unlikely Grad Student writes that, in her mind, the research process involves only 10 percent data collection. The rest of her time is divided up among "trying to get your equipment to work right," at 50 percent, "trying to figure out what you did wrong," accounts for 25 percent, and 15 percent washing glassware. "I tell myself that things would be better if I had equipment that was manufactured in the 21st century — everything but the GC/MS still has serial ports, for crying out loud — but who am I trying to kid? If that were the case, something different would go wrong," she writes.

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.