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The Influence of 'Anti-Science'

A new study published in Science this week shows that, although "anti-science" approaches like creationism have been removed from most classrooms in the US, they still influence the way some teachers teach evolution, says 80beats' Andrew Moseman. Through a survey sent to high school science teachers, two researchers from Pennsylvania State University found that 28 percent of the 926 respondents "unabashedly" taught evolution to their students, Moseman says. About 60 percent of biology teachers belonged in the "cautious" category, as "neither strong advocates for evolutionary biology nor explicit endorsers of nonscientific alternatives," according to the study.

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.