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The concept of "informed consent" is being debated as geneticists, researchers, clinicians and ethicists try to figure out how to keep the case of the Havasupai Indians versus Arizona State University from happening again. The tribe sued the university, and won a settlement, after they said the researchers who had taken blood samples to test for diabetes also used the samples for other genetic testing without telling the tribe first.

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SARS-CoV-2 vaccine developers are evaluating further vaccine doses as well as modified doses to keep up with new viral variants, according to CNN.

The New York Times reports that a new viral variant of concern has been identified in New York City.

In Nature this week: spatiotemporally resolved map of the human cell cycle, folding single-cell RNA sequencing into cancer drug studies, and more.

According to BBC News, the global vaccine-sharing initiative has sent its first shipment, which arrived in Ghana this week.