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USA Today's Dan Vergano takes a look at the historical eugenics movement in which "dozens of [US] states, from Virginia to California" embraced the decision to mandate more than 60,000 forced sterilizations by the 1960s. Vergano speaks with the current editor of Annals of Human Genetics, who says that the journal once went by a different name.

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The US Food and Drug Administration is to announce stricter standards for emergency authorizations of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, reports the Washington Post.

The Associated Press reports Johnson & Johnson is starting a late-stage clinical trial of its candidate SARS-CoV-2 vaccine.

Bloomberg reports the budget of Operation Warp Speed is actually $18 billion, higher than the number typically cited.

In Genome Research this week: genomic analysis reveals role of super-spreaders in SARS-CoV-2, epigenetic drivers of cancer, and more.