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This article in the Guardian describes a DNA-based vaccine for multiple sclerosis that's gone through in human trials and "has been declared a success by doctors in America after tests on patients revealed signs that their condition had improved," according to the story. The vaccine contains DNA responsible for producing myelin, which serves to prevent the immune system from going haywire and causing MS.

 

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President Donald Trump might not approve the stricter standards the US Food and Drug Administration is developing for authorizing a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to Politico.

Wired reports that Oxitec has now developed a genetically modified fall armyworm.

A large genetic study finds SARS-CoV-2 viruses with a certain variant are spreading more than others, according to the Washington Post.

In Nature this week: sister-chromatid-sensitive chromosome conformation capture approach, and more.