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The New York Times reports on "the country's first dog-fighting DNA database," maintained by the ASPCA, the Louisiana SPCA, the Humane Society of Missouri, and investigators at the University of California, Davis, Veterinary Genetics Laboratory, as part of an effort to trace dog-fighting crimes via the genetic signatures of "several known dog-fighting bloodlines." Tim Rickey of the ASPCA told the Times

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NPR reports the US Food and Drug Administration has approved a treatment for a genetic disorder that causes rapid aging.

Late-stage testing indicates the AstraZeneca and Oxford University SARS-CoV-2 vaccine can have up to 90 percent efficacy, the Associated Press reports.

ScienceInsider reports Nature Communications is reviewing a paper on mentorship following social media criticism arguing it is sexist.

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