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Bosco at the Trapped in the U.S.A. blog wants to know if you've ever made a protein sequencing error. If you ever have, you probably know at little about how the researchers at now-defunct biotech company Genetics Institute felt when they realized that three errors out of 166 amino acids in the protein sequence of erythopoietin, or Epo, cost them $2 billion in lost income and a very valuable patent.

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The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified a small group of breakthrough COVID-19 cases, the Wall Street Journal reports.

The New York Times reports that the US Department of Defense is to use genetic genealogy approaches to identify the remains of unknown soldiers.

Vox and Nature discuss the importance of preparing for the next pandemic.

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