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British researchers have identified the barcode gene for plants, the BBC reports. Co-author Vincent Savolainen, of Imperial College London and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, found that matK, a small gene located in the chloroplast of the plant, has enough variation to identify between species but is nearly identical in plants of the same species.

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Los Angeles brought and settled a civil enforcement action against the makers of an at-home test for SARS-CoV-2, NPR reports. 

The Guardian reports that Cancer Research UK is cutting its research funding by £44 million.

Technology Review examines factors affecting SARS-CoV-2 testing turnaround times.

In PNAS this week: mapping of ancient human migrations in Europe, recurrent gene fusion in breast cancer, and more.