This week in #ScienceNews and #Innovation, Nature answers the burning questions on safety concerns regarding the tentative link between Covid-19 vaccines and blood clots. Learn more about the science behind the vaccines as well as the risk levels associated here.

A nurse prepares syringes with the AstraZeneca vaccine

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With the ongoing pandemic emphasizing the importance of basic science and R&D efforts globally, researchers were surprised with the science budget allocated by the Canadian government, which dictated that most of the new funding would go towards developing biomedical applications and vaccines.

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Lastly, the rising topic of cell and gene therapy has gained immense interest over the past several years, with the number of clinical trials in 2020 increasing to a staggering 21%. Catalent Cell & Gene Therapy stress that having the right integrated partners is key to achieving success in this field. Read more about in this article.