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What Was that About the Squeaky Wheel?

GTO gets a lot of questions from female scientists asking about gender equity in the workplace. This Washington Post story has some insight: Economist Linda Babcock began studying gender differences in asking for pay raises or promotions after a group of female doctoral candidates complained that they were all teaching assistants while their male colleagues were actually teachers, says the article. The difference? The men had gone to the dean to get a better job, while the women waited for an offer to come along. Since then, Babcock found that a greater percentage of men than women will ask for more money when negotiating starting salaries, snowballing into greater lifetime earnings. And those women who do ask for more are viewed as "less nice."

The Scan

Could Cost Billions

NBC News reports that the new Alzheimer's disease drug from Biogen could cost Medicare in the US billions of dollars.

Not Quite Sent

The Biden Administration likely won't meet its goal of sending 80 million SARS-CoV-2 vaccine doses abroad by the end of the month, according to the Washington Post.

DTC Regulation Proposals

A new report calls on UK policymakers to review direct-to-consumer genetic testing regulations, the Independent reports.

PNAS Papers on Mosquito MicroRNAs, Acute Kidney Injury, Trichothiodystrophy

In PNAS this week: microRNAs involved in Aedes aegypti reproduction, proximal tubule cell response to kidney injury, and more.