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A group of scientists have created induced pluripotent stem cells from skin cells of patients with eight different diseases, reports the BBC. The stem cells, says the article, were created by taking biopsies from patients with diseases such as Huntington's and muscular dystrophy. "Ethical, flexible and not rejected by the patient because it comes from the patient themselves," said the UK National Stem Cell Network's Chris Mason.

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Russia says its candidate SARS-CoV-2 vaccine has a very high efficacy rate in an initial analysis of clinical trial data, according to the Financial Times.

Wired reports on a microbial analysis of sketches drawn by Leonardo DaVinci.

A new survey explores coronavirus vaccine hesitancy among Black and Latino individuals, the Washington Post reports.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: the Aging Atlas database, a database of human metagenome-related metadata, and more.