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The Five Stages of Peer Review Grief

Chris Rowan, a blogger over at Highly Allochthonous, recently received copies of papers he'd sent to a journal that didn't quite go over well with the reviewer. In this blog, he wittily, and still a bit bitterly, describes the emotions that he went through in the weeks that followed — rather like the stages of grief, from denial to anger and eventually acceptance.

The Scan

Purnell Choppin Dies

Purnell Choppin, a virologist who led the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has died at 91, according to the Washington Post.

Effectiveness May Decline, Data From Israel Suggests

The New York Times reports that new Israeli data suggests a decline in Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine effectiveness against Delta variant infection, though protection against severe disease remains high.

To See Future Risk

Slate looks into the use of polygenic risk scores in embryo screening.

PLOS Papers on Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus, Bone Marrow Smear Sequencing, More

In PLOS this week: genomic analysis of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius, archived bone marrow sequencing, and more.