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Sydney Gets a Standing Ovation

At the AACR meeting in San Diego, Nobel laureate Sydney Brenner received a standing ovation after giving a speech in which he questioned the current model of translational research. Brenner suggests that research should flow from bedside to bench and that research and medicine should be integrated, rather than compartmentalized. "What I'm advocating is: go the other way," says Brenner.

The Scan

Booster for At-Risk

The New York Times reports that the US Food and Drug Administration has authorized a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine for people over 65 or at increased risk.

Preprints OK to Mention Again

Nature News reports the Australian Research Council has changed its new policy and now allows preprints to be cited in grant applications.

Hundreds of Millions More to Share

The US plans to purchase and donate 500 million additional SARS-CoV-2 vaccine doses, according to the Washington Post.

Nature Papers Examine Molecular Program Differences Influencing Neural Cells, Population History of Polynesia

In Nature this week: changes in molecular program during embryonic development leads to different neural cell types, and more.