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What's Your Sign?

Doc Chaos at Southern Genes shares some sinister, Murphy's Law-inspired science "horror-scopes" for December. For Virgos, Chaos says 'tis the season — for spring cleaning. "Yeah, that means cleaning 10 years worth of baked-on agarose out of the microwave." Things don't look so great for Taurus, either: "Every single one of your conference-pen collection will mysteriously disappear this month," Chaos says. And for those Cancers, who've meticulously modified their lab protocols to prepare for a brief holiday hiatus, the cosmos apparently have other plans. "The experiments you have been planning to work around your two days off on Christmas will muck themselves up and you will have to come in to the lab anyway," Chaos playfully predicts.

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.