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Checking up on the Joneses

If you're desperate to know how others are faring on their stimulus grant applications, Writedit points out that you can go to RePORTER and check the box to "show only projects supported by NIH Recovery Act funds." (For example, you can look up that UCLA's Eric Sobel received $236,458 "for a storage array and computational cluster to dedicate to whole-genome sequencing and analysis at UCLA.") Writedit adds that "the new query portal layout and functionality is a very welcome improvement over the CRISP query page" and we heartily agree.

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.