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The Scan

Nucleic Acids Research Papers on DNA-Bound Proteins, Transcriptional Activation, More

Pause Recommended

New Studies of B.1.1.7

Science and a Side of Diplomacy

PNAS Papers on Acute Kidney Injury, Parental Expression in Horse Placenta, Sea Urchin Microbes

Boosts Requested

Hurdles to Genomic Surveillance

Early Trial Responses

PLOS Papers on Chronic Pain, Indigenous Populations in Mexico, SARS-CoV-2 Mutations

The Next Batch

The Scan

Pfizer-BioNTech Seek Full Vaccine Approval

According to the New York Times, Pfizer and BioNTech are seeking full US Food and Drug Administration approval for their SARS-CoV-2 vaccine.

Viral Integration Study Critiqued

Science writes that a paper reporting that SARS-CoV-2 can occasionally integrate into the host genome is drawing criticism.

Giraffe Species Debate

The Scientist reports that a new analysis aiming to end the discussion of how many giraffe species there are has only continued it.

Science Papers Examine Factors Shaping SARS-CoV-2 Spread, Give Insight Into Bacterial Evolution

In Science this week: genomic analysis points to role of human behavior in SARS-CoV-2 spread, and more.