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At the New York Times, Olivia Judson pauses before even beginning the soon-to-come celebrations for 150th anniversary of the theory of natural selection and the 200th birthday of Charles Darwin to discuss if Darwin merits such revelry. Darwin was neither the first to posit that evolution occurs, nor was he the first to discuss natural selection, nor was he always right — he did a fair bit of editing in his time.

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The Washington Post reports on researchers' efforts to determine the effect of an increasingly common SARS-CoV-2 mutation.

Florida Politics reports Florida's law barring life, long-term care, and disability insurers from using genetic information in coverage decisions went into effect at the beginning of July.

A new analysis finds a link between popular media coverage of a scientific study and how often that paper is cited.

In Nature this week: CRISPR approaches to editing plant genomes, way to speed up DNA-PAINT, and more.