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Adult Stem Cells Take a Step Back

This wire story reports that a 2002 study that suggested adult stem cells from bone marrow could differentiate into a variety of tissues may have contained some mistakes. A panel convened by the University of Minnesota said the way Catherine Verfaillie’s lab at identified these tissues was “significantly flawed” and the interpretation of that data was then “potentially incorrect."

The Scan

Another Resignation

According to the Wall Street Journal, a third advisory panel member has resigned following the US Food and Drug Administration's approval of an Alzheimer's disease drug.

Novavax Finds Its Vaccine Effective

Reuters reports Novavax's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine is more than 90 percent effective in preventing COVID-19.

Can't Be Used

The US Food and Drug Administration says millions of vaccine doses made at an embattled manufacturing facility cannot be used, the New York Times reports.

PLOS Papers on Frozen Shoulder GWAS, Epstein-Barr Effects on Immune Cell Epigenetics, More

In PLOS this week: genome-wide association study of frozen shoulder, epigenetic patterns of Epstein-Barr-infected B lymphocyte cells, and more.