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The Fun of Science

At Science 2.0, Aimee Stern asks whether making science fun will lure the next generation of scientists in. She showcases some exhibits that will be at the USA Science & Engineering Festival this week in Washington, DC. There, wannabe researchers can see how people from NHGRI worked with students to extract DNA from strawberries — or how to "make goo resembling strawberry snot" — and do aerobics to see how the human body works with AAAS.

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The US Food and Drug Administration is to announce stricter standards for emergency authorizations of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, reports the Washington Post.

The Associated Press reports Johnson & Johnson is starting a late-stage clinical trial of its candidate SARS-CoV-2 vaccine.

Bloomberg reports the budget of Operation Warp Speed is actually $18 billion, higher than the number typically cited.

In Genome Research this week: genomic analysis reveals role of super-spreaders in SARS-CoV-2, epigenetic drivers of cancer, and more.