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Ah, Practicality

The President's Council on Bioethics was asked to disband last week. The group had been formed by former President Bush in November 2001 and, according to the New York Times, "it was designed by the Bush administration to be 'a philosophically leaning advisory group' that favored discussion over developing a shared consensus," quoting White House press officer Reid Cherlin. President Obama will reconstitute the council with a focus on "practical policy options," Cherlin says.

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President-elect Joe Biden has nominated Eric Lander to serve as director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Associated Press says.

Nature News writes that scientists are trying to figure out how to name the new strains of SARS-CoV-2 that are emerging.

The New York Times reports that researchers are studying identical twins who had COVID-19 to understand the influence of genetics on disease severity.

In PNAS this week: epistasis affecting cystic fibrosis, Tiger rattlesnake genome gives venom insight, and more.