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This Dollar Here Went to Beer for the Lab

Medical Writing, Editing & Grantsmanship's Writedit reports that US Vice President Joe Biden likes the quarterly reporting practices that are part of the stimulus bill so much that he wants to make them permanent. "We've never followed the dollars the way we are now and this should be the start of a new way of doing business rather than the implementation of a single program," Biden according to Govcentral. Writedit points out that "not spending every dollar the way you said you would (or were advised to) can be a good thing, as in the case of Nobel laureate Mario Capecchi. Imagine a world without transgenics."

The Scan

Not Kept "Clean and Sanitary"

A Food and Drug Administration inspection uncovered problems with cross contamination at an Emergent BioSolutions facility, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Resumption Recommendation Expected

The Washington Post reports that US officials are expected to give the go-ahead to resume using Johnson & Johnson's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine.

Canada's New Budget on Science

Science writes that Canada's new budget includes funding for the life sciences, but not as much as hoped for investigator-driven research.

Nature Papers Examine Single-Cell, Multi-Omic SARS-CoV-2 Response; Flatfish Sequences; More

In Nature this week: single-cell, multi-omics analysis provides insight into COVID-19 pathogenesis, evolution of flatfish, and more.