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Maybe $10 Grants Are the Way to Go

A new children's book from NIH discusses the "trials and triumphs of NIH's youngest researchers," according to a press release. The name of the book, The Rocket Boys of NIH: How NIH Gives Health and Hope to Kids and the World, comes from a grant request the NIH received 52 years ago from 9-year-old Terence Boylan who wanted $10 to build a rocket ship with 14-year old Bruce Cook -- Boylan and Cook received their money. "Can you imagine what a thrill it was," Boylan says in a statement. "It made me think I could do anything." The book is aimed at fourth or fifth graders and can be requested in English or Spanish from CSR.

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.