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Something New To Worry About During Your Talk

"They're tweeting behind your back," says the headline of this Chronicle of Higher Education article. And it might not be good. The tweets about a keynote speech at the HighEdWeb Association conference included: "it's awesome in the 'I don't want to turn away from the accident because I might see a severed head' way" and "we need a tshirt, 'I survived the keynote disaster of 09.'" One of the Twitterers, Michael Fienen says it's a "slippery-slope mentality," adding that "Twitter makes it very slippery and very steep." And that T-shirt was indeed made.

The Scan

Highly Similar

Researchers have uncovered bat viruses that are highly similar to SARS-CoV-2, according to Nature News.

Gain of Oversight

According to the Wall Street Journal, the Biden Administration is considering greater oversight of gain-of-function research.

Lasker for mRNA Vaccine Work

The Scientist reports that researchers whose work enabled the development of mRNA-based vaccines are among this year's Lasker Award winners

PLOS Papers on Causal Variant Mapping, Ancient Salmonella, ALK Fusion Test for NSCLC

In PLOS this week: MsCAVIAR approach to map causal variants, analysis of ancient Salmonella, and more.