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In a paper published online in advance in Translational Psychiatry, a team led by researchers at nonprofit institute SRI International shows in a GWAS meta-analysis that a non-coding SNP on chromosome 15q25.1 is associated with smoking quantity — as measured by cigarettes per day — in African Americans.

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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.