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Short-listing Collins

Francis Collins is "the leading candidate" for the top National Institutes of Health post, according to Bloomberg News. Citing a source familiar with the selection process, the article adds that the screening process is in its final stages. Former NIH director Elias Zerhouni says that Collins has "done things many scientists wish they could do once in their lifetime, and he's done it repeatedly."

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.