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Gs, Cs, As, and Ts Galore

"How large is the human genome in days?" asks The New York Times' David Pogue at his blog.

Researchers, bioinformaticians, and artists have come together to take that question on, charting "the vastness of human nucleotides" in a new online exhibit, Pogue reports.

Yonder Biology, the company known for its DNA-centric art, is working to display the human genome over time. For its "A Complete Genome in Time" piece, the company says it is reading approximately 100 bases per second for a total of 365 days, using the human reference genome build 19. "The application will cycle through chromosomes 1-22, X [and] Y," Yonder Biology says. Track the piece's progress, here.

The Scan

Another Resignation

According to the Wall Street Journal, a third advisory panel member has resigned following the US Food and Drug Administration's approval of an Alzheimer's disease drug.

Novavax Finds Its Vaccine Effective

Reuters reports Novavax's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine is more than 90 percent effective in preventing COVID-19.

Can't Be Used

The US Food and Drug Administration says millions of vaccine doses made at an embattled manufacturing facility cannot be used, the New York Times reports.

PLOS Papers on Frozen Shoulder GWAS, Epstein-Barr Effects on Immune Cell Epigenetics, More

In PLOS this week: genome-wide association study of frozen shoulder, epigenetic patterns of Epstein-Barr-infected B lymphocyte cells, and more.