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The Scientist spoke with five researchers who are bring their studies down to the single-cell level. Joris Vermeesch at the Center for Human Genetics in Belgium is working on looking at the entire genomes of the eight cells that make up a blastomere to improve in vitro fertilization. UCSF's Jonathan Weissman is determining protein abundance in single cells — his team found that though housekeeping genes are stable, proteins vary.

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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.