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Repeat: Jul 1, 2001


“I don’t see why a fly shouldn’t have had as many if not more genes than we do. A fly can stick upside down on the ceiling, wash its hands while eating, and see a bird coming at it from behind.”

Robin Offord, president of Geneva Proteomics, speaking in May at a genomics computing conference

The Scan

Response Too Slow, Cautious

A new report criticizes the global response to the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic, Nature News reports.

Pushed a Bit Later

Novavax has pushed back its timeline for filing for authorization for its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to Bloomberg.

AMA Announces Anti-Racism Effort

The Associated Press reports that the American Medical Association has released a plan to address systemic racism in healthcare.

Nucleic Acids Research Papers on miRMaster 2.0, MutationTaster2021, LipidSuite

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: tool to examine small non-coding RNAs, approach to predict ramifications of DNA variants, and more.