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The Young and the Best List

Forbes this week announced its annual '30 Under 30' list, lauding young professionals in 12 fields "who aren't waiting to reinvent the world." The magazine lauds more than two dozen life scientists, several of whom are using DNA sequencing and synthetic biology approaches in their research. The complete list of science honorees appears here.

The Scan

Not as High as Hoped

The Associated Press says initial results from a trial of CureVac's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine suggests low effectiveness in preventing COVID-19.

Finding Freshwater DNA

A new research project plans to use eDNA sampling to analyze freshwater rivers across the world, the Guardian reports.

Rise in Payments

Kaiser Health News investigates the rise of payments made by medical device companies to surgeons that could be in violation of anti-kickback laws.

Nature Papers Present Ginkgo Biloba Genome Assembly, Collection of Polygenic Indexes, More

In Nature this week: a nearly complete Ginkgo biloba genome assembly, polygenic indexes for dozens of phenotypes, and more.