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Another Venture for Stephan

Dietrich Stephan, of Navigenics and TGen fame, is planning a personalized medicine research institute, reports the Baltimore Business Journal. The $245 million institute will house approximately 500 scientists. Stephan is seeking funding from federal, state, and local levels as well as from universities, nonprofits, and charities, says the Journal.

The Scan

Two J&J Doses

Johnson & Johnson says two doses of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine provides increased protection against symptomatic COVID-19, CNN reports.

Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Response in Kids

The Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine in a lower-dose format appears to generate an immune response among children, according to the Washington Post.

Chicken Changes to Prevent Disease

The Guardian writes that researchers are looking at gene editing chickens to help prevent future pandemics.

PNAS Papers on Siberian Dog Ancestry, Insect Reproduction, Hippocampal Neurogenesis

In PNAS this week: ancestry and admixture among Siberian dogs, hormone role in fruit fly reproduction, and more.