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Scientists Might Wish All Creation Advocates Would Give Up So Easily

The UK Royal Society's Michael Reiss has voluntarily left his post as director of education following disapproval from other members after he said that creationism should be addressed (though not necessarily taught) in science classes, says a BBC article. Reiss' ideas, made public at the British Association Festival of Science, actually closely match the official policy of the Royal Society, says an op-ed at The Guardian. "Indulge me with a tired journalistic cliche, but this now smacks of witch-hunt," the column says.

The Scan

Not Kept "Clean and Sanitary"

A Food and Drug Administration inspection uncovered problems with cross contamination at an Emergent BioSolutions facility, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Resumption Recommendation Expected

The Washington Post reports that US officials are expected to give the go-ahead to resume using Johnson & Johnson's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine.

Canada's New Budget on Science

Science writes that Canada's new budget includes funding for the life sciences, but not as much as hoped for investigator-driven research.

Nature Papers Examine Single-Cell, Multi-Omic SARS-CoV-2 Response; Flatfish Sequences; More

In Nature this week: single-cell, multi-omics analysis provides insight into COVID-19 pathogenesis, evolution of flatfish, and more.