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A lengthy feature at The Scientist dissects the controversy around a 2005 paper that seemed to throw a wrench in the rules of Mendelian inheritance. The paper, out of Susan Lolle and Robert Pruitt's Purdue labs, showed that somehow a "mutant Arabidopsis plant could 'fix itself' back to the wild type and take on the genetics of its grandparents," writes the article.

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According to BBC News, the global vaccine-sharing initiative has sent its first shipment, which arrived in Ghana this week.

CNN reports that a US Food and Drug Administration document says Johnson & Johnson's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine meets the requirements to receive an Emergency Use Authorization.

Researchers in France are developing a new, fast test for SARS-CoV-2 that initial testing indicates may be highly accurate, the Guardian says.

In Cell this week: analysis of fitness patterns among SARS-CoV-2 isolates, single-cell transcriptome analysis of immune features in COVID-19, and more.