This week on LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation scientists are working very hard to learn about the Omicron SARS-CoV-2 variant – from its transmissibility, to its ability to avoid the current COVID-19 vaccines.
And, NIH collaborators are currently locked into a dispute over Moderna vaccine patents, as the question of who should be named as ‘inventors’ is brought into play.
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Finally, in non-COVID related news, astronomers have discovered GJ 367b, a tiny, iron-rich planet which orbits its star in about 8 hours – showcasing the ability of astronomers to find new extreme planets.
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