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Benchfly's Alan Marnett wants to know who your favorite scientists are. The current state of chemical and biological research is directly related to all the work done by the researchers who have come and gone, he says. Of the 20 researchers that Marnett considers "the proverbial giants upon whose shoulders we now stand," he wants to know which ones modern researchers like the most — "a good old-fashioned popularity contest," he calls it.

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The Washington Post reports on researchers' efforts to determine the effect of an increasingly common SARS-CoV-2 mutation.

Florida Politics reports Florida's law barring life, long-term care, and disability insurers from using genetic information in coverage decisions went into effect at the beginning of July.

A new analysis finds a link between popular media coverage of a scientific study and how often that paper is cited.

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