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Required Reading for All

At the New York Times, Amy Harmon describes how one teacher outside Jacksonville, Florida brings evolution, a required topic, into the classroom. She focuses on David Campbell and his students who "often arrive at school fearing that evolution, and perhaps science itself, is hostile to their faith." Jonathan Eisen is a fan of the article, writing, "I think the whole piece should be required reading for all evolutionary biologists, all biologists, and all science teachers."

The Scan

Pfizer-BioNTech Seek Full Vaccine Approval

According to the New York Times, Pfizer and BioNTech are seeking full US Food and Drug Administration approval for their SARS-CoV-2 vaccine.

Viral Integration Study Critiqued

Science writes that a paper reporting that SARS-CoV-2 can occasionally integrate into the host genome is drawing criticism.

Giraffe Species Debate

The Scientist reports that a new analysis aiming to end the discussion of how many giraffe species there are has only continued it.

Science Papers Examine Factors Shaping SARS-CoV-2 Spread, Give Insight Into Bacterial Evolution

In Science this week: genomic analysis points to role of human behavior in SARS-CoV-2 spread, and more.