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Ranking Biotech

The Cross-Border Biotech Blog points to a special issue of Scientific American that ranks 36 countries by their biotech production and potential. The top 10 include Australia, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Israel, New Zealand, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, and the US, as judged by their innovation score which took into account foundations, enterprise support, IP, education and workforce, and intensity in each country. The issue also spotlights countries not on that list, such as Brazil, Mexico, and South Africa among others.

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.