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In Cell, Eric Lander and his colleagues report on an approach to screen for compounds that selectively target cancer stem cells. Using that technique, they found that salinomycin, which has "selective toxicity for breast CSCs", leads to a greater than 100-fold reduction in the amount of CSC, as compared to paclitaxel, a chemotherapy drug used to treat breast cancer.

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The Wall Street Journal reports on gaps in COVID-19 testing affecting less affluent urban areas and rural locations.

According to NBC News, new SARS-CoV-2 variants are making it harder for researchers to model the course of the pandemic.

The New York Times reports that experts say President Joe Biden's goal of vaccinating 1 million people a day in the US in the next 100 days is too low a bar.

In Science this week: single-cell lineage tracing technique applied to study lung cancer metastasis, and more.