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Canada Gairdner International Award Winners

Rodolphe Barrangou of North Carolina State University; Emmanuelle Charpentier of the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Berlin; Jennifer Doudna of the University of California; Phillippe Horvath of DuPont; and Feng Zhang of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have been awarded the Canada Gairdner International Award for their work on CRISPR/Cas systems.

The recipients will be presented with the award in a ceremony Oct. 27, 2016, at the Royal Ontario Museum and will each receive C$100,000 (US$75,901).

The Scan

Bit of Each

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 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.