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Salary Slump in Academia

Nature reports that nearly one third of faculty members at universities in the US saw a reduction in their salaries in 2009-10. The median pay cut was three percent, according to the survey, which was conducted by the Knoxville-based University Professional Association for Human Resources. Nature adds that the average salary for a professor in the biological and biomedical sciences was $91,184 in 2009-10. The report states that about 21 percent of faculty respondents who did not receive pay cuts, didn't receive raises either.

The Scan

Billions for Antivirals

The US is putting $3.2 billion toward a program to develop antivirals to treat COVID-19 in its early stages, the Wall Street Journal reports.

NFT of the Web

Tim Berners-Lee, who developed the World Wide Web, is auctioning its original source code as a non-fungible token, Reuters reports.

23andMe on the Nasdaq

23andMe's shares rose more than 20 percent following its merger with a special purpose acquisition company, as GenomeWeb has reported.

Science Papers Present GWAS of Brain Structure, System for Controlled Gene Transfer

In Science this week: genome-wide association study ties variants to white matter stricture in the brain, and more.