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Congrats One and All

Nine scientists are among this year's MacArthur Fellowship winners, reports the Nature News Blog. The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine's Elodie Ghendin is using sequencing strategies to study human pathogens while William Seeley at the University of California, San Francisco, is using a variety of approaches, including MRI and microscopy, to better understand frontotemporal dementia and the University of Michigan Medical School's Yukiko Yamashita is studying the mechanisms that control stem cell division. The "genius award" totals $500,000. "Fellows are selected for their creativity, originality and potential to make important contributions in the future," Robert Gallucci, the president of the MacArthur Foundation, tells The New York Times.

The Scan

And Back

The New York Times reports that missing SARS-CoV-2 genome sequences are back in a different database.

Lacks Family Hires Attorney

A lawyer for the family of Henrietta Lacks plans to seek compensation from pharmaceutical companies that have used her cancer cells in product development, the Baltimore Sun reports.

For the Unknown

The Associated Press reports that family members are calling on the US military to use new DNA analysis techniques to identify unknown sailors and Marines who were on the USS Arizona.

PLOS Papers on Congenital Heart Disease, COVID-19 Infection Host MicroRNAs, Multiple Malformation Mutations

In PLOS this week: new genes linked to congenital heart disease, microRNAs with altered expression in COVID-19, and more.