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Playing with SNPs

The OpenHelix blog points to NHGRI's collection of GWAS studies with the top five SNPs from each listed. As of yesterday, this table includes 202 publications and 435 SNPs. For extra fun, bloggers at OpenHelix use the UCSC Genome Browser to visualize the data and post a handy "genome graphic" to give an idea of where all the SNPs map to the genome.

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.