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Robin McKie at the Guardian's The Observer says that Nobel laureate Paul Nurse made his "greatest genetic insight ... courtesy of a striking and unusual source: the US Department of Homeland Security." In 2007, Nurse's application for a green card was rejected because his parents' names weren't on his birth certificate, McKie says.

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Imperial College London researchers are shifting away from testing a COVID-19 vaccine to focus on combating newly emerging SARS-CoV-2 variants, the Independent says.

According to the Associated Press, genetic genealogy has helped law enforcement officials identify an unknown victim of the Green River Killer.

In PNAS this week: target to reduce chemotherapy-induced cardiac injury, tool finds ancient endogenous RNA viruses, and more.

Moderna reports its vaccine is effective against new SARS-CoV-2 strains, though it is also developing a booster, according to the New York Times.