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The New York Times' Nicholas Wade examines genetic imprinting, in what he calls a "tug of war" between the mother's and father's contributions to a fetus. Until recently, Wade notes, about 100 imprinted genes were known. According to research published in Science in July by Harvard's Christopher Gregg and colleagues, there are nearly 1,300 genes imprinted in mice.

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23andMe has launched a new tool that estimates someone's risk of developing severe COVID-19 if infected, Bloomberg reports.

The Guardian reports that Pasteur Institute researchers are halting their development of a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine following disappointing initial results.

The Wall Street Journal reports that an increased number of younger patients have been hospitalized as the new SARS-CoV-2 strain spread across the UK.

In Cell this week: proteomic patterns among COVID-19 affected tissue samples, transcriptome atlas of developing intestines, and more.