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This slightly odd video at SciVee discusses how teosinte became today's corn. The video explains that one gene was behind the change and the work that researchers are doing to understand what corn genes are doing — potentially to aid in developing corn that needs less water or can be used to make biofuel.

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The Washington Post reports that Herbert Tabor, who worked at the US National Institutes of Health for 77 years, has died at 101.

The World Bank is seeking approval for a $12 billion plan to provide low-income nations with funds to procure SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, according to Reuters.

Science writes that public health officials and others are debating whether cycle threshold values should be included on SARS-CoV-2 results.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: online database of SARS-CoV-2 protein structures, atlas of the human brain, and more.