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Still Going Strong

While Science Online 2012 came to a close on the North Carolina State University campus this weekend, the #scio12 Twitter stream continues to pulse with life.

Check out this Knowtex map of tweets with the conference tag, or Briandcrawford's Flickr photostream for snapshots from the meeting. The organizers have also compiled a list of conference media coverage, here.

Discussions on the relationship between scientists and journalists stemming from the meeting also continue. Talk of the issue raised before, during, and after the meeting largely centers on both scientists and journalists weighing the risks and benefits of communicating with one another, and how they might best work together.

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.