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The common wisdom says that the United States needs more students studying science, but, as ScienceInsider notes, a study led by a Georgetown University demographer and a Rutgers University sociologist argues the opposite. Growing the number of students, and then workers, in the sciences and engineering will only prove to reduce wages, they say. The researchers surveyed students as they graduated high school and college and then three and 10 years after college.

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The US Food and Drug Administration is to announce stricter standards for emergency authorizations of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, reports the Washington Post.

The Associated Press reports Johnson & Johnson is starting a late-stage clinical trial of its candidate SARS-CoV-2 vaccine.

Bloomberg reports the budget of Operation Warp Speed is actually $18 billion, higher than the number typically cited.

In Genome Research this week: genomic analysis reveals role of super-spreaders in SARS-CoV-2, epigenetic drivers of cancer, and more.