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We couldn't make this stuff up if we tried. The New York Times reports that Knome will use eBay to auction off an opportunity to get your genome sequenced. The auction, scheduled to begin tomorrow, is supposed to open at $68,000 -- a significant drop from the sequencing service's list price of $99,000.

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The US Food and Drug Administration is to announce stricter standards for emergency authorizations of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, reports the Washington Post.

The Associated Press reports Johnson & Johnson is starting a late-stage clinical trial of its candidate SARS-CoV-2 vaccine.

Bloomberg reports the budget of Operation Warp Speed is actually $18 billion, higher than the number typically cited.

In Genome Research this week: genomic analysis reveals role of super-spreaders in SARS-CoV-2, epigenetic drivers of cancer, and more.