NEJM NEJM Weighs in on US Election In an editorial, the New England Journal of Medicine urges voting the current US leadership out, saying it is "dangerously incompetent." Dent in Trust The Guardian writes that the retraction last week of two COVID-19 papers may affect public trust in science. Lancet, NEJM Papers Now Retracted The Lancet and the New England Journal of Medicine have retracted two COVID-19 papers due to concerns about the data used in their analyses. Journals Raise Concerns Over Data Source The Lancet and the New England Journal of Medicine have issued expressions of concern regarding the data used in two COVID-19 papers, the New York Times reports. Makeover Opportunity A change in leadership could offer the New England Journal of Medicine the chance to re-make itself, write Retraction Watch's Adam Marcus and Ivan Oransky, at Stat News. Breaking News Exome Sequencing of UK Biobank Participants Highlights Natural Variation, Gene Function Cystic Fibrosis Sinus Infections Involve Microbes With Shifting Evolution Patterns Molecular Assemblies Wins $256K NIH Phase I SBIR Grant to Develop Enzymatic DNA Synthesis Vibrent Health, VCU Partner to Offer Twin Research Platform Castle Biosciences Acquires Cernostics for up to $80M Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Inivata Partner on Clinical Liquid Biopsy Studies The Scan Could Mix It Up The US Food and Drug Administration is considering a plan that would allow for the mixing-and-matching of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines and boosters, the New York Times says. Closest to the Dog New Scientist reports that extinct Japanese wolf appears to be the closest known wild relative of dogs. Offer to Come Back The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that the University of Tennessee is offering Anming Hu, a professor who was acquitted of charges that he hid ties to China, his position back. PNAS Papers on Myeloid Differentiation MicroRNAs, Urinary Exosomes, Maize Domestication In PNAS this week: role of microRNAs in myeloid differentiation, exosomes in urine, and more.