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The Things You Take

Mentors pass on certain critical skills to their students, and at the Spandrel Shop, blogger Prof-like Substance writes that he learned from his undergrad mentor that you should love what you do. Then, as a graduate student and a postdoc, Prof-like then learned how to be a scientist and how to write, respectively. "I went to work with [graduate mentor] because of what they do, but came away from that lab knowing what it meant to be a scientist," Prof-like says. "This isn't as common as we would all like to believe."

In the comments to the post, reader Jacquelyn Gill shares that her undergrad mentor "taught me to ask -why-, and not to stop." And Scicurious added her grad school mentor taught her "to shoot for the stars. You never know you'll get rejected until you do, and if you don't apply, you'll never get in."

Others, though, were not as lucky. "Most important thing I learned, what not to do. Seriously," added BrknScience in the comments.

The Scan

Steps for Quick Review

The US Food and Drug Administration is preparing for the quick review of drugs and vaccines for the Omicron variant, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Moving Away From Using Term 'Race'

A new analysis finds that geneticists are using the term "race" in their papers less than in years past, as Science reports.

Point of the Program

The Guardian writes that some scientists have called the design of a UK newborn sequencing program into question.

Science Papers Present Multi-Omic Analysis of Lung Cells, Regulation of Cardiomyocyte Proliferation

In Science this week: a multi-omic analysis of lung cells focuses on RIT1-regulated pathways, and more.