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BBC reports that researchers have kicked off a project aiming "to link the migration of men in the Bronze Age to the discovery of copper" -- for which they'll need DNA samples to help trace the predicted trail of Mediterranean people to northwest Wales some 4,000 years ago. "The researchers are building on previous work carried out in the area which found a much higher-than-average presence of a DNA marker that is commonly found in people from the Balkans and Spain," the article says.

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Politico notes that the Biden Administration has not yet nominated a permanent Food and Drug Administration commissioner. 

Anthony Fauci also informed the World Health Organization executive board that the US would be joining the COVAX initiative, according to CNBC.

A new preprint suggests some SARS-CoV-2 variants could affect the effectiveness of current vaccines, the Associated Press reports.

In Nature this week: Australian lungfish provides details on the movement of vertebrate life from water to land, and more.