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Physicist Michio Kaku recently raised some eyebrows when he said that the only reason the scientific establishment of the United States hasn't collapsed is because of the H1B visa, which allows US employers to temporarily employ foreign workers in certain specialty fields, like the sciences.

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The National Health Service is to offer Novartis's Zolgensma for spinal muscular atrophy later this year, according to the Guardian.

Nature News reports the US National Institutes of Health is investing in studies of the long-term effects of COVID-19.

Taiwan is to launch a pilot program offering genetic testing to cancer patients, the Taipei Times reports.

In PLOS this week: loci linked to protection against tuberculosis, identification of loci associated with increased risk of squamous cell carcinoma of the aerodigestive tract, and more.