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Science  18 Jun 2021:
Vol. 372, Issue 6548, pp. 1246-1247
DOI: 10.1126/science.372.6548.1246

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In science news around the world, more COVID-19 vaccine may be on the way globally as Novavax announces its product had 90% efficacy overall in a large clinical trial and the G7 group of nations agrees to provide poorer countries with an additional 870 million vaccine doses. Since 2018, the U.S. National Institutes of Health has received more than 300 complaints of sexual and other harassment, and through April has approved institutions' requests to remove 75 principal investigators from grants in response to validated allegations. Three members of a 10-person advisory committee resign over the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's decision to approve Biogen's Alzheimer's drug aducanumab against its recommendation. The European Commission permits some non-EU countries to compete for Horizon Europe research grants in two strategically sensitive areas, quantum computing and space science, with conditions. The European Space Agency announces it will send an orbiter to Venus in 2031 to search for volcanoes that may help feed the furnacelike temperatures on Earth's cloud-wrapped twin.

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