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Body of Missing Yale Student Thought to Be Found

New Haven police believe they have found the body of missing Yale University graduate student, Annie Le, reports the New York Times. Le was last seen alive in the lab at Yale where the police later discovered a body inside a wall. The remains have not yet been officially identified. Le was working toward a doctorate in pharmacology at the medical school and was to have been married yesterday. According to the Times, the search "began with speculation of a runaway bride but quickly gave way to near certainty that a crime had been committed." The Los Angeles Times reports that the FBI was brought into the search and that bloodhounds were used to search the lab.

The Scan

Highly Similar

Researchers have uncovered bat viruses that are highly similar to SARS-CoV-2, according to Nature News.

Gain of Oversight

According to the Wall Street Journal, the Biden Administration is considering greater oversight of gain-of-function research.

Lasker for mRNA Vaccine Work

The Scientist reports that researchers whose work enabled the development of mRNA-based vaccines are among this year's Lasker Award winners

PLOS Papers on Causal Variant Mapping, Ancient Salmonella, ALK Fusion Test for NSCLC

In PLOS this week: MsCAVIAR approach to map causal variants, analysis of ancient Salmonella, and more.