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Oh, What's That?

The Genetic Genealogist, Blaine Bettinger, recently made his 23andMe and Family Tree DNA testing results available online, and he has now challenged his readers to sift through the data and "analyze it to find the most interesting or surprising results," he writes at his blog. Bettinger notes that he's done some poking around himself, and entrants in his challenge need not worry about strength of the studies they use to interpret the results. "I'm aware of the uncertainties associated with this type of research, and my goal here is to make people aware of possibilities," he says. Bettinger says he'll make the most interesting response he gets the subject of a blog post.

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.