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James Watson speaks with the UK's Telegraph about his quest for the "holy grail" of neuroscience, to use genetic research to uncover the cause of mental disorders and use that to treat and cure them. He says he is motivated by his son Rufus' schizophrenia, which has led him to be hospitalized, and Watson says that the decreasing cost of sequencing will make this work "feasible and affordable."

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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.

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