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At TEDMED, Craig Venter "made a convincing argument" that studying the genes from the aquatic microbes he found during his time at sea could led to new medications, says Wired Science. As all those microbe fight each other off with various chemicals, Venter estimates that 10,000 antibiotics could be discovered in the ocean.

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The Washington Post reports that Herbert Tabor, who worked at the US National Institutes of Health for 77 years, has died at 101.

The World Bank is seeking approval for a $12 billion plan to provide low-income nations with funds to procure SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, according to Reuters.

Science writes that public health officials and others are debating whether cycle threshold values should be included on SARS-CoV-2 results.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: online database of SARS-CoV-2 protein structures, atlas of the human brain, and more.