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If a population's genetic diversity is any indication — hint: it is — the giant panda faces less of an extinction threat than humans of European descent do. However, genetic diversity isn't the only force behind extinctions, nor is it often the driving one. A species' habitat and population size also play large roles in extinction events, and climate change and disease have also shown to be powerful drivers of such events.

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The Washington Post reports that Herbert Tabor, who worked at the US National Institutes of Health for 77 years, has died at 101.

The World Bank is seeking approval for a $12 billion plan to provide low-income nations with funds to procure SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, according to Reuters.

Science writes that public health officials and others are debating whether cycle threshold values should be included on SARS-CoV-2 results.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: online database of SARS-CoV-2 protein structures, atlas of the human brain, and more.