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An article in the New York Times talks about the fact that at any given moment, there are 1 million bacteria in the crook of your elbow. With the Human Microbiome Project underway, scientists are sequencing -- and learning -- about the hoards of beneficial bacteria that live in people.

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Howard Hughes Medical Institute will be requiring its researchers to publish their work so it is immediately accessible to the public, ScienceInsider writes.

The Huffington Post reports that Francis Collins, the director of the US National Institutes of Health, has urged Americans to recommit to reason.

About 150 million rapid coronavirus tests purchased by the US federal government are to be distributed to nursing homes, colleges, and the states, according to the New York Times.

In Nature this week: multi-omic analysis of Alzheimer's disease brain samples, de novo assembly of a diploid potato, and more.