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What's That About Prior Planning?

At ScienceWoman, Alice discusses that dreaded annual review. First, she walks through her recent experience -- being unprepared for the discussion itself. She then lists some advice:

  • Have a few things you want to get answers back directly on that you can talk about;
  • Have both good things and challenges to talk about;
  • Think about things you want help on that you can ask for directly;
  • Ask what happens to this conversation/review information, what are other review opportunities, can you get things in writing, and so forth; then gauge the rest of the conversation accordingly;
  • Take good notes;
  • Remember your chair has to have this conversation with *everyone.*


The Scan

CDC Calls Delta "Variant of Concern"

CNN reports the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now considers the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 to be a "variant of concern."

From FDA to Venture Capital

Former FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn is taking a position at a venture capital firm, leading some ethicists to raise eyebrows, according to the Washington Post.

Consent Questions

Nature News writes that there are questions whether informed consent was obtained for some submissions to a database of Y-chromosome profiles.

Cell Studies on Multimodal Single-Cell Analysis, Coronaviruses in Bats, Urban Microbiomes

In Cell this week: approach to analyze multimodal single-cell genomic data, analysis of bat coronaviruses, and more.