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Title IX, the law prohibiting sex discrimination in education, has recently been extended to science. NSF, NASA, and the DOE have set up programs to look for sexual discrimination at universities receiving federal grants, the NYT reports. Critics say that science departments shouldn't have to fill quotas, with studies suggesting that there isn't much bias if women's interests are calibrated for.

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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.