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That One Syllable Makes a Difference

Alex Palazzo is excited about a new science search engine, Pubget. This service aims to get researchers right to the PDFs of the paper they are interested in without all the messy clicking of PubMed. According to developers, the goal of Pubget is to free up some of the time researchers use looking for papers so they can actually do science. Users can also tag, share, and save articles. It helps, though, if you have institutional access.


The Scan

Purnell Choppin Dies

Purnell Choppin, a virologist who led the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has died at 91, according to the Washington Post.

Effectiveness May Decline, Data From Israel Suggests

The New York Times reports that new Israeli data suggests a decline in Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine effectiveness against Delta variant infection, though protection against severe disease remains high.

To See Future Risk

Slate looks into the use of polygenic risk scores in embryo screening.

PLOS Papers on Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus, Bone Marrow Smear Sequencing, More

In PLOS this week: genomic analysis of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius, archived bone marrow sequencing, and more.