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Congrats, Utah

Learn.Genetics and Teach.Genetics, two Websites hosted by the University of Utah’s won the new Science Prize for Online Resources in Education. According to Louisa Stark and Kevin Pompei from Utah’s Genetic Science Learning Center, University of Utah, these sites were developed to improve genomic literacy. “Students, teachers, and the public must be prepared to make informed decisions about participation in genomics research, genome-related health care, use of genetically modified agricultural products, and public funding for stem cell research,” they write. The New York Times adds that in 2009 the sites received 8 million hits from 189 countries.

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.