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Three groups of researchers have found the BRCA2 protein that is believed to contribute to inherited cases of breast and ovarian cancer, reports New Scientist's Jessica Hamzelou. It's been known that mutations in the BRCA2 gene can cause DNA damage leading to cancer, but until now, the protein has been difficult to isolate.

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Researchers report on a concerning strain of the H1N1 swine flu virus found among pigs in China, Agence France Presse reports.

Science reports that a new White House Office of Management and Budget memo rescinds previous ones that helped research institutions deal with pandemic-related closures.

The Associated Press reports that US officials are considering allowing pooled COVID-19 testing.

In Genome Research this week: Y chromosome gene expression analysis, de novo mutations rise with paternal age in rhesus macaques, and more.