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Just Because You're Good at Something...

Title IX, the law prohibiting sex discrimination in education, has recently been extended to science. NSF, NASA, and the DOE have set up programs to look for sexual discrimination at universities receiving federal grants, the NYT reports. Critics say that science departments shouldn't have to fill quotas, with studies suggesting that there isn't much bias if women's interests are calibrated for. "Creating equal opportunities for women does not mean that they'll choose what men choose in equal numbers," clinical psychologist and columnist Susan Pinker says.

The Scan

Not Kept "Clean and Sanitary"

A Food and Drug Administration inspection uncovered problems with cross contamination at an Emergent BioSolutions facility, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Resumption Recommendation Expected

The Washington Post reports that US officials are expected to give the go-ahead to resume using Johnson & Johnson's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine.

Canada's New Budget on Science

Science writes that Canada's new budget includes funding for the life sciences, but not as much as hoped for investigator-driven research.

Nature Papers Examine Single-Cell, Multi-Omic SARS-CoV-2 Response; Flatfish Sequences; More

In Nature this week: single-cell, multi-omics analysis provides insight into COVID-19 pathogenesis, evolution of flatfish, and more.