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Chlorinated Tris, a flame-retardant chemical banned from children's pajamas in the 1970s, has just been added to California's official list of cancer-causing agents, reports California Watch's Susanne Rust. The chemical has been increasingly used in furniture foam, and is currently the most common flame retardant used in furniture and baby products in the US, Rust says. Experts say the listing should result in labeling changes to products containing high levels of chlorinated Tris.

The Scan

Two J&J Doses

Johnson & Johnson says two doses of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine provides increased protection against symptomatic COVID-19, CNN reports.

Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Response in Kids

The Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine in a lower-dose format appears to generate an immune response among children, according to the Washington Post.

Chicken Changes to Prevent Disease

The Guardian writes that researchers are looking at gene editing chickens to help prevent future pandemics.

PNAS Papers on Siberian Dog Ancestry, Insect Reproduction, Hippocampal Neurogenesis

In PNAS this week: ancestry and admixture among Siberian dogs, hormone role in fruit fly reproduction, and more.