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The New York Times reports that Jacob Schwartz, who founded New York University's computer science department and was a professor at the school's Courant Institute for Mathematical Sciences, died on Monday at the age of 79. Schwartz was a pioneer in the use of supercomputing, designing one of the earliest versions of a parallel computer in the late '70s. "In 1999, Dr.

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President Donald Trump might not approve the stricter standards the US Food and Drug Administration is developing for authorizing a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to Politico.

Wired reports that Oxitec has now developed a genetically modified fall armyworm.

A large genetic study finds SARS-CoV-2 viruses with a certain variant are spreading more than others, according to the Washington Post.

In Nature this week: sister-chromatid-sensitive chromosome conformation capture approach, and more.