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Bring Us Your Scientifically Educated Masses

An article by Washington Post columnist George Will spurred Adaptive Complexity's Michael White to wonder why US immigration policy works against retaining PhD scientists. Instead of making it easy to hire educated immigrants, the US ships them off to places like Canada and Europe, where immigration law is less stringent. White agrees with George Wills, whose idea is simple. "U.S. policy should be: A nation cannot have too many such people, so send us your PhDs yearning to be free," says Will.

The Scan

Not as High as Hoped

The Associated Press says initial results from a trial of CureVac's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine suggests low effectiveness in preventing COVID-19.

Finding Freshwater DNA

A new research project plans to use eDNA sampling to analyze freshwater rivers across the world, the Guardian reports.

Rise in Payments

Kaiser Health News investigates the rise of payments made by medical device companies to surgeons that could be in violation of anti-kickback laws.

Nature Papers Present Ginkgo Biloba Genome Assembly, Collection of Polygenic Indexes, More

In Nature this week: a nearly complete Ginkgo biloba genome assembly, polygenic indexes for dozens of phenotypes, and more.