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And the Total Is?

Blogger Razib Khan is trying to determine how many human genomes have been sequenced. "A prominent genomicist asserted a ballpark figure of [about] 30,000 human genomes in the year 2011," Khan writes, adding that "it seems that some labs can get $4,000 dollar human genomes if they buy in bulk." He also says that the field is about an order of magnitude away from a retail price of $1,000 for a genome. A comment to Khan's blog from user Kevin notes that "zero complete genomes have been completely sequenced."

The Scan

Push Toward Approval

The Wall Street Journal reports the US Food and Drug Administration is under pressure to grant full approval to SARS-CoV-2 vaccines.

Deer Exposure

About 40 percent of deer in a handful of US states carry antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, according to Nature News.

Millions But Not Enough

NPR reports the US is set to send 110 million SARS-CoV-2 vaccine doses abroad, but that billions are needed.

PNAS Papers on CRISPR-Edited Cancer Models, Multiple Sclerosis Neuroinflammation, Parasitic Wasps

In PNAS this week: gene-editing approach for developing cancer models, role of extracellular proteins in multiple sclerosis, and more.