Except for a handful of vials in the US and Russia, the smallpox virus has been eradicated from the globe, writes Leonard Adleman, a professor of computer science and molecular biology at the University of Southern California, in a New York Times op-ed. But, he adds that the virus has found a second host — the computer.

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With H3Africa, Charles Rotimi has been working to bolster the representation of African participants and African researchers in genomics, Newsweek reports.

NPR reports that government and private insurers are being slow to cover recently approved CAR-T cell therapies.

CNBC reports that there are thousands of genetic tests available for consumers to chose between.

In Nature this week: genomic analysis of ducks, whole-genome doubling among tumor samples, and more.