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On the list of books nominated for the UK's 2012 Royal Society Winston Prize for Science Books is Joshua Foer's Moonwalking with Einstein, Lone Frank's My Beautiful Genome, and The Viral Storm by Nathan Wolfe, among others. Previous winners include Bill Bryson, Jared Diamond, and Stephen Hawking. The judges will announce this year's winner at an event on Monday.

HT: Sciencebase

The Scan

Pfizer-BioNTech Seek Full Vaccine Approval

According to the New York Times, Pfizer and BioNTech are seeking full US Food and Drug Administration approval for their SARS-CoV-2 vaccine.

Viral Integration Study Critiqued

Science writes that a paper reporting that SARS-CoV-2 can occasionally integrate into the host genome is drawing criticism.

Giraffe Species Debate

The Scientist reports that a new analysis aiming to end the discussion of how many giraffe species there are has only continued it.

Science Papers Examine Factors Shaping SARS-CoV-2 Spread, Give Insight Into Bacterial Evolution

In Science this week: genomic analysis points to role of human behavior in SARS-CoV-2 spread, and more.