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Keith Robison had been wondering what interesting organisms were left to be sequenced. He found on the Human Ageing Genomic Resources site a proposal to sequence the naked mole-rat, the white-faced capuchin monkey, and the bowhead whale to better understand their longevity.

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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.