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Mutant Allergens? We're Keeping Our Claritin Close

The Wall Street Journal reports on work from Anna Pomés and Martin Chapman, scientists who are looking into the DNA composition of allergens to better understand human immune response. "They are also working to create 'mutant' allergens that one day may be used to treat allergy sufferers with fewer side effects," the story says.

The Scan

Not Yet a Permanent One

NPR says the lack of a permanent Food and Drug Administration commissioner has "flummoxed" public health officials.

Unfair Targeting

Technology Review writes that a new report says the US has been unfairly targeting Chinese and Chinese-American individuals in economic espionage cases.

Limited Rapid Testing

The New York Times wonders why rapid tests for COVID-19 are not widely available in the US.

Genome Research Papers on IPAFinder, Structural Variant Expression Effects, Single-Cell RNA-Seq Markers

In Genome Research this week: IPAFinder method to detect intronic polyadenylation, influence of structural variants on gene expression, and more.