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ScienceOnline 2010: The Votes Are In

Now that the ScienceOnline 2010 meeting -- a conference about scientific blogging -- has ended, bloggers are having a field day sharing their views on how it went. That's a good thing for those of us who couldn't get in to the sold-out event. There are far too many blog posts for us to include here, but for a full listing, check out this compilation page from conference organizer Bora Zivkovic. Jonathan Eisen wrote a post on the top 11 things he learned at the event, citing this as an example: "openness in science continues to spread, in publishing, education, outreach, data, etc." Meanwhile, bbgm's Deepak Singh authored a post asking, "Where are the geeks?" He thought there were too many sessions on science journalism and issued a "call to action" to readers: "Next year, we should get better representation from the geeks, people thinking about API’s, data resources, doing science online."

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.