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Basket-Weaving, Though, Is a Solid Career Path

There are two philosophies for teaching science, writes Sandwalk's Larry Moran, whose post focuses on teaching biochemistry. One set thinks the goal is to teach students how to do biochemistry, focusing on lab experiments, and the other thinks it is to teach about biochemistry, namely the basic concepts and principles. Moran links to a graduate student in his department, Eva Amsen, who adds, "The problem is not that a science undergraduate degree is not a career-oriented degree. It shouldn't be. History, English, Philosophy, and some of the social sciences aren't career paths either. But for those fields people seem to know that."

 

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.