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Scientists in the UK got political this week, staging a mock funeral for science at 10 Downing Street to protest what they see as unfair funding regulations. The march was organized by a new science lobbying group called Science for the Future. But too few researchers are willing to engage in politics, even though they should, says The Guardian's Adam Smith.

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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.

In Nature this week: CRISPR approaches to editing plant genomes, way to speed up DNA-PAINT, and more.