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Inequality in science funding has always been a problem, according to a 2006 article by The Scientist’s Alison McCook. At the time, McCook wrote that about one in five NIH extramural dollars went to 10 of the 3,000 institutions that receive grants. She added that only five US states got about half of all NIH funding, leaving the other 45 to split the rest.

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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.