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Just a Little Hero-Worshipping

Over at 3quarksdaily, there's a series of videos of an interview with Richard Dawkins who discusses his hero, Charles Darwin. In the first video, Dawkins discusses Darwin's early life, going from a failed medical student to theology student to a passenger on the HMS Beagle who eventually came up with the idea of natural selection, and in later videos, Dawkins discusses the current scientific understanding of evolution and more. "What I find extraordinary is how long it took the human race to produce a Darwin," says Dawkins.

The Scan

And Back

The New York Times reports that missing SARS-CoV-2 genome sequences are back in a different database.

Lacks Family Hires Attorney

A lawyer for the family of Henrietta Lacks plans to seek compensation from pharmaceutical companies that have used her cancer cells in product development, the Baltimore Sun reports.

For the Unknown

The Associated Press reports that family members are calling on the US military to use new DNA analysis techniques to identify unknown sailors and Marines who were on the USS Arizona.

PLOS Papers on Congenital Heart Disease, COVID-19 Infection Host MicroRNAs, Multiple Malformation Mutations

In PLOS this week: new genes linked to congenital heart disease, microRNAs with altered expression in COVID-19, and more.