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Science's Roots

Science Progress posts the introduction from the upcoming book, Science Next, a collection of essays on science policy. In it, Jonathan Moreno and Rick Weiss write that science should go back to its progressive roots — roots that they say have shaped American history and given the US its vision as a "nation of perpetual progress." Moreno and Rick Weiss also write, "It is knowledge — including public knowledge and understanding of science as an engine of progress — that will reveal solutions to today's most pressing problems, including climate change, energy independence, and national security."

The Scan

Push Toward Approval

The Wall Street Journal reports the US Food and Drug Administration is under pressure to grant full approval to SARS-CoV-2 vaccines.

Deer Exposure

About 40 percent of deer in a handful of US states carry antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, according to Nature News.

Millions But Not Enough

NPR reports the US is set to send 110 million SARS-CoV-2 vaccine doses abroad, but that billions are needed.

PNAS Papers on CRISPR-Edited Cancer Models, Multiple Sclerosis Neuroinflammation, Parasitic Wasps

In PNAS this week: gene-editing approach for developing cancer models, role of extracellular proteins in multiple sclerosis, and more.