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You Just Want to Pinch Its Cheeks

Nick Loman has posted pictures of Roche's new GS Junior at his blog, Pathogens: Genes and Genomes. "The GS Junior is a cute little thing, about the size of a laser printer. The LED looks a bit like a coin-slot and a few people commented that you 'put your 50p in there' and out comes the data," he writes. "A few people commented that they'd buy one if they did it in pink."

The Scan

Not Kept "Clean and Sanitary"

A Food and Drug Administration inspection uncovered problems with cross contamination at an Emergent BioSolutions facility, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Resumption Recommendation Expected

The Washington Post reports that US officials are expected to give the go-ahead to resume using Johnson & Johnson's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine.

Canada's New Budget on Science

Science writes that Canada's new budget includes funding for the life sciences, but not as much as hoped for investigator-driven research.

Nature Papers Examine Single-Cell, Multi-Omic SARS-CoV-2 Response; Flatfish Sequences; More

In Nature this week: single-cell, multi-omics analysis provides insight into COVID-19 pathogenesis, evolution of flatfish, and more.