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Engaging Slim Shady

Janet Stemwedel first asked her readers what they would do if they were working with a scientist they feel might be "shady." Many of her readers says that they'd run from the situation, though they acknowledge they should try to get more information. In her next post, Stemwedel gives her thoughts, namely that working with a suspect scientist could hurt your career but that you'll still run into that person at meetings. "For both the individual scientist and the scientific community, the issue boils down to making your best decision in the absence of complete information," she writes, adding that you have to judge the pros of cons of engaging with the shady scientist and the aftermath.

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.