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Lab Coats and 'Skinny Genes'

If you've ever wondered what "hipster science" might be like, then the Twitter feed #hipsterscience could be for you. DrugMonkey mined the discussion for what he considers the most humorous takes on things that hypothetical hipper-than-thou labmates might say, such as "I use my own heirloom goat's milk for blocking buffers," a submission from user superkas, and JoshRosenau's addition: "My primers are organically made by a guy I know. You wouldn't have heard of him." Hypothetical hipster labmates on Twitter also show a tendency toward self-publishing, a general preference for overhead projectors over PowerPoint, and a strict dress code. According to user dorsalstream: "I only work with skinny genes."

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.