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Stimulating Spam

Jonathan Eisen has been keeping an eye on a new kind of e-mail that has been appearing in his inbox -- "science stimulus spam." On his blog, he posts excerpts from three different companies that in their e-mails extol their respective virtues and say they are there to help you. They also want part of your stimulus money, but it doesn't look like they come out and say it that baldly.

The Scan

Support for Moderna Booster

An FDA advisory committee supports authorizing a booster for Moderna's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, CNN reports.

Testing at UK Lab Suspended

SARS-CoV-2 testing at a UK lab has been suspended following a number of false negative results.

J&J CSO to Step Down

The Wall Street Journal reports that Paul Stoffels will be stepping down as chief scientific officer at Johnson & Johnson by the end of the year.

Science Papers Present Proteo-Genomic Map of Human Health, Brain Tumor Target, Tool to Infer CNVs

In Science this week: gene-protein-disease map, epigenomic and transcriptomic approach highlights potential therapeutic target for gliomas, and more