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Dogs as Diagnosticians

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NBC's Nightly News with Brian Williams had a piece on training dogs to detect lung cancer by scent. A study in the European Respiratory Journal details how German researchers tested the dogs' abilities — the dogs identified lung cancer with an overall sensitivity of 71 percent and a specificity of 93 percent.

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The Scan

Push Toward Approval

The Wall Street Journal reports the US Food and Drug Administration is under pressure to grant full approval to SARS-CoV-2 vaccines.

Deer Exposure

About 40 percent of deer in a handful of US states carry antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, according to Nature News.

Millions But Not Enough

NPR reports the US is set to send 110 million SARS-CoV-2 vaccine doses abroad, but that billions are needed.

PNAS Papers on CRISPR-Edited Cancer Models, Multiple Sclerosis Neuroinflammation, Parasitic Wasps

In PNAS this week: gene-editing approach for developing cancer models, role of extracellular proteins in multiple sclerosis, and more.