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The US Securities and Exchange Commission filed charges against the stem cell company CellCyte for "falsely telling investors that the company's cutting-edge stem cell technology had been proven successful and was headed for human trials." According to The Scientist, CellCyte licensed stem cell-delivery compounds in 2005 and said that organ repair trials in humans would start in 2008.

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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.

In PLOS this week: method to account for sequencing errors in phylogenies, study of influenza A in Switzerland, and more.