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Canadian scientists have studied how methylation patterns can affect suicidal behavior. Researchers at the University of Western Ontario, Carleton University, and the University of Ottawa looked at brain tissue from 20 people, 10 of whom had committed suicide, and found that the rate of methylation in the suicide brain tissue was almost 10 times that of the normal group.

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Howard Hughes Medical Institute will be requiring its researchers to publish their work so it is immediately accessible to the public, ScienceInsider writes.

The Huffington Post reports that Francis Collins, the director of the US National Institutes of Health, has urged Americans to recommit to reason.

About 150 million rapid coronavirus tests purchased by the US federal government are to be distributed to nursing homes, colleges, and the states, according to the New York Times.

In Nature this week: multi-omic analysis of Alzheimer's disease brain samples, de novo assembly of a diploid potato, and more.