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Stanford University's Stephen Quake has been awarded the Lemelson-MIT prize, reports Reuters. The $500,000 prize recognizes mid-career innovators. Quake has applied principles of physics to biology, and has worked on everything from chips for genetic research to sequencing his own genome to studying protein structures in Ebola and the H5N1 influenza virus.

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President Donald Trump might not approve the stricter standards the US Food and Drug Administration is developing for authorizing a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to Politico.

Wired reports that Oxitec has now developed a genetically modified fall armyworm.

A large genetic study finds SARS-CoV-2 viruses with a certain variant are spreading more than others, according to the Washington Post.

In Nature this week: sister-chromatid-sensitive chromosome conformation capture approach, and more.