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For the Young 'Uns

New graduate students or advisors take note: Bitesize Bio's Suzanne Kennedy gives 10 tips to help you or your student survive those graduate-student years. First, Kennedy suggests finding a mentor who can help you when your advisor is playing hard to get. She also advises making friends with everyone — "don't burn any bridges" — and collaborating with other labs. On the more technical side, Kennedy recommends cleaning the incubators regularly and having your own stock of reagents to keep contamination low.

The Scan

Not Yet a Permanent One

NPR says the lack of a permanent Food and Drug Administration commissioner has "flummoxed" public health officials.

Unfair Targeting

Technology Review writes that a new report says the US has been unfairly targeting Chinese and Chinese-American individuals in economic espionage cases.

Limited Rapid Testing

The New York Times wonders why rapid tests for COVID-19 are not widely available in the US.

Genome Research Papers on IPAFinder, Structural Variant Expression Effects, Single-Cell RNA-Seq Markers

In Genome Research this week: IPAFinder method to detect intronic polyadenylation, influence of structural variants on gene expression, and more.