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Bibliographic Nirvana

What's more fun than writing your research papers? Compiling the references for them! In all seriousness, blogger Neil Saunders writes about his "zen moment" with the typesetting software LaTeX. This freeware includes modules that handle all kinds of heavy lifting, from formatting scientific bibliographies (he refers to BibTeX in his post) to scoring musicals. Best part is, it's free. Read about Saunders' zen of LaTeX here, and check out another good guide here.

The Scan

Purnell Choppin Dies

Purnell Choppin, a virologist who led the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has died at 91, according to the Washington Post.

Effectiveness May Decline, Data From Israel Suggests

The New York Times reports that new Israeli data suggests a decline in Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine effectiveness against Delta variant infection, though protection against severe disease remains high.

To See Future Risk

Slate looks into the use of polygenic risk scores in embryo screening.

PLOS Papers on Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus, Bone Marrow Smear Sequencing, More

In PLOS this week: genomic analysis of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius, archived bone marrow sequencing, and more.