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The Sweet Circular Logic of Tenure

When Rob Knop was a junior faculty member he says he went to a meeting where an associate provost said that grant support wasn't necessary to receive tenure, and that the applicant only needed to be an excellent researcher. The provost continued to say that to be a good researcher in the sciences means continual funding — and that means having more than one grant.

We're a bit confused, too. Anybody else have fun tenure stories? Share them on our comments page.

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.