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Going Open Access -- Slowly but Surely

Blogger Bora Zivkovic is excited -- SAGE and Hindawi will be starting a site with a few open-access journals in December, he writes at Blog Around the Clock. SAGE isn't yet taking its established journal in that direction but is starting new ones online, which is understable, according to Zivkovic. "If brand new journals flop, it is not such a big deal. If old established journals go belly up in this experiment, that would be quite a disaster," he blogs. And he's hoping that they won't -- a main journal in his field of chronobiology, the Journal of Biological Rhythms, is published by SAGE.

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.