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At Last, a Shrine of Your Own

In case Mondays make you cranky too, here's a story to cheer you up. GTO's favorite satiric newspaper, The Onion, reports that an image of Charles Darwin has appeared on a concrete wall in a small town in Tennessee, leading "a steady stream of devoted evolutionists ... to gather." The article continues, "The building was also the location of the famed 'Scopes Monkey Trial' and is widely considered one of Darwinism's holiest sites."

 

The Scan

Not as High as Hoped

The Associated Press says initial results from a trial of CureVac's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine suggests low effectiveness in preventing COVID-19.

Finding Freshwater DNA

A new research project plans to use eDNA sampling to analyze freshwater rivers across the world, the Guardian reports.

Rise in Payments

Kaiser Health News investigates the rise of payments made by medical device companies to surgeons that could be in violation of anti-kickback laws.

Nature Papers Present Ginkgo Biloba Genome Assembly, Collection of Polygenic Indexes, More

In Nature this week: a nearly complete Ginkgo biloba genome assembly, polygenic indexes for dozens of phenotypes, and more.