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This week, scientists in the UK will kick off a recruitment campaign with the goal of getting 5 million Brits to volunteer DNA samples for UK Biobank, the national DNA database, according to this news story in the Guardian. They'll be specifically looking for people between the ages of 40 and 69.

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In a letter, about two dozen researchers criticize the World Health Organization investigation into the origins of SARS-CoV-2 and call for a new inquiry, the Wall Street Journal reports.

National Geographic reports that nine great apes at the San Diego Zoo have been vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2.

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