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Lee Hood is the 2010 winner of the Kistler Prize that honors people who have, as its website states, helped elucidate "the connection between the human genome and human society." This $100,000 prize was awarded to Hood since his "discoveries have permanently changed the course of biology and revolutionized the understanding of genetics, life, and human health," said the Foundation for the Future, which awards the prize, in a statement.

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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.