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According to a new study published in Nature, adding sugar to certain antibiotics can "boost their bacteria-battling ability," says 80beats' Valerie Ross. Sugar particularly helps the drugs wipe out the bacteria that evade treatment by going dormant when antibiotics are administered, Ross adds. The study looked at E. coli and S.

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UK Royal Statistical Society is organizing a working group to develop guidelines for assessing COVID-19 tests, the Guardian reports.

The Washington Post reports that the White House chief of staff has asked the US Food and Drug Administration to justify the stricter standards it is seeking for a coronavirus vaccine.

President Donald Trump's "good genes" comment raises eugenics concerns, CNN reports.

In PLOS this week: genetic analysis of tremor condition, analysis of a West and Central African tree used in traditional medicine, and more.