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And If the Muzzle Is Too Small, We'll Make It Fit

In case you missed it yesterday, CSHL's James Watson is at it again, letting the insults fly. London's reaction isn't laid back, though:  the city's Science Museum has cancelled a talk Watson was to give, calling his views "beyond the point of acceptable debate." Watson told Britain's Sunday Times that he was "gloomy about the prospects of Africa" because "all our social policies are based on the fact that their intelligence is the same as ours — whereas all the testing says not really." Tests? Can we find these published in PubMed if we do a search for “Watson+racist”?

The Scan

Taking Stock of the Stockpile

The US and European countries are evaluating their smallpox vaccine stockpiles as the number of monkeypox cases increases, the Washington Post reports.

Vitamin D From Tomatoes

According to Reuters, researchers in the UK have gene-edited tomatoes so their fruit contains vitamin D.

Cause Not Yet Spotted

NPR reports that a new study was unable to find a cause for persistent long COVID symptoms.

PNAS Papers on Central African Hunter-Gatherers, Myopia Development, Ancient Microtia Allele

In PNAS this week: population patterns among Central African hunter gatherers, effect of myopia-linked gene variant, and more.