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Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker "has also become something of a scientific guinea pig," says a Technology Review blog post. Pinker is a member of George Church's Personal Genome Project and now has also taken the new Counsyl test for prospective parents — Pinker is a scientific advisor to the company. He and his wife Rebecca Goldstein found that they are both carriers for a mutation linked to familial dysautonomia, a Mendelian disorder of the nervous system.

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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.

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