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Rutgers' Waksman Institute is bringing sequencing and bioinformatics to high school students through their HiGene project. Funded by the National Science Foundation, five high school students studied bacteria that contain a bit of brine shrimp DNA -- they sequenced the bacteria's DNA and compared it to other DNA sequences to predict gene function.

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The World Health Organization will be providing low-cost COVID-19 tests to low- and middle-income nations, according to Reuters.

Nature News examines how the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the US Supreme Court could affect scientific agencies.

Nobel Prize-winner Arthur Ashkin, who developed optical tweezers, has died at 98, the Washington Post reports.

In PNAS this week: altered gene expression in brain samples from Alzheimer's disease patients, effects of gene mutations found in bladder cancer, and more.