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Maybe Not High-Tech, But It Gets the Grants Funded

In case you've just been nodding along like Bayblab's Bayman when people start mentioning personalized medicine, Bayman did some Googling for you. He found a definition from Andy De that says that "Personalized Medicine means knowing what works, knowing why it works, knowing who it works for and applying the knowledge for patients." To which Bayman responds, "That doesn't sound very high-tech to me. It kind of sounds more like what I thought I was supposed to be getting from my family doctor all these years ... apparently not."

The Scan

Two J&J Doses

Johnson & Johnson says two doses of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine provides increased protection against symptomatic COVID-19, CNN reports.

Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Response in Kids

The Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine in a lower-dose format appears to generate an immune response among children, according to the Washington Post.

Chicken Changes to Prevent Disease

The Guardian writes that researchers are looking at gene editing chickens to help prevent future pandemics.

PNAS Papers on Siberian Dog Ancestry, Insect Reproduction, Hippocampal Neurogenesis

In PNAS this week: ancestry and admixture among Siberian dogs, hormone role in fruit fly reproduction, and more.