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Sadly, Looking Sharp Doesn't Prevent You From Being a Lousy Instructor

Steve Higgins is teaching a Psychology 100 class this semester for the first time and has learned some valuable lessons from his mid-term student evaluations. One, be specific with your language, two, the evaluations from students don't matter that much ("It would be really helpful if students could be prompted to be much more critical of me and my teaching style/skills," he writes), and three, evals from experienced teachers are the most useful.

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.