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Well, See, You Have to Read It

At Bitesize Bio, Suzanne Kennedy notes “a growing problem, especially amongst newer members of the scientific community, of people reading ahead to the conclusions of the paper and taking them as fact without having read the methods and results sections, or critically analyzing the data.” Her blog post aims to combat that, so head on over there for a brush-up on what you should be looking for in each section of a journal paper.

The Scan

Two J&J Doses

Johnson & Johnson says two doses of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine provides increased protection against symptomatic COVID-19, CNN reports.

Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Response in Kids

The Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine in a lower-dose format appears to generate an immune response among children, according to the Washington Post.

Chicken Changes to Prevent Disease

The Guardian writes that researchers are looking at gene editing chickens to help prevent future pandemics.

PNAS Papers on Siberian Dog Ancestry, Insect Reproduction, Hippocampal Neurogenesis

In PNAS this week: ancestry and admixture among Siberian dogs, hormone role in fruit fly reproduction, and more.