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Obama's NSF Choice Verified

ScienceInsider and The Great Beyond blog at Nature report that President Obama has nominated Subra Suresh, the MIT dean, to lead the National Science Foundation. "As first reported by Science magazine, Subra's name was leaked way back in March," Eric Hand writes at the Great Beyond. Science notes that Suresh's nomination must still be approved by the Senate. Cora Marret currently serves as acting director of the funding body.

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.