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Lost and Gone Forever?

Inspired by a Paul Krugman blog post on the institutional loss of knowledge in economics, Mike the Mad Biologist wonders what is being left out in biology courses. He comes up with the neutralist/selectionist debate on genes, the norms of reaction and phenotypic plasticity, and how heritability estimates are environment-dependent. In the comments, his readers add the chemical reaction assumptions behind Lotka-Voltera equation used in population modeling, paleontology, and biodiversity.

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.