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Three researchers — Elaine Fuchs of Rockefeller University in New York City, the University of Wisconsin's James Thomson, and Shinya Yamanaka of Japan's Kyoto University — have been awarded the Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research for their groundbreaking work in stem cells, reports the Associated Press. All three will equally share the $500,000 prize.

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UK Royal Statistical Society is organizing a working group to develop guidelines for assessing COVID-19 tests, the Guardian reports.

The Washington Post reports that the White House chief of staff has asked the US Food and Drug Administration to justify the stricter standards it is seeking for a coronavirus vaccine.

President Donald Trump's "good genes" comment raises eugenics concerns, CNN reports.

In PLOS this week: genetic analysis of tremor condition, analysis of a West and Central African tree used in traditional medicine, and more.