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And That's Why You Shouldn't Doodle in Your Lab Notebooks

It's not just anyone who can get the Wellcome Trust interested in acquiring and maintaining a bunch of old lab notebooks. But when you're Fred Sanger, Britain's only two-time Nobel laureate, it's a different story. Sanger just handed over his collection of 35 lab notebooks, in which he detailed how he determined the structure of the insulin protein and his work in early DNA sequencing, among other things. The notebooks will eventually be available for public study at the Wellcome Library in London, according to this news story from the Guardian.


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.