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We Just Never Thought Facebook Was Coming to Work With Us

Just when you thought biologists were getting comfortable with IT, here comes a whole new take on information technology. Fast Company offers this interview with Tom Austin, a researcher with Gartner, in which he discusses his theory that "social sciences will become more important to IT departments than IT itself." He says that web 2.0 will change how we interact and use computers, arguing that sites like MySpace and Facebook will become models of how this interaction works. "I expect to see that kind of thing percolate through the enterprise as an unstoppable force over the next two decades," Austin says.

 

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.