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A petition from the Society for Textbook Revise to remove mentions of evolution from high-school textbooks in South Korea has gained traction, reports Nature. The Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology says that publishers are producing revised textbooks that no longer discuss "the evolution of the horse or of avian ancestor Archaeopteryx," Nature says.

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The Washington Post reports that the CDC's SARS-CoV-2 test issues reflect earlier ones it had with Zika virus testing.

NPR writes that even with thousands of new COVID-19 papers, each should be evaluated based on its own quality.

Researchers traced a gene cluster linked to COVID-19 severity to Neanderthals, the New York Times reports.

In PNAS this week: soil bacteria-derived small molecules affect centrosomal protein, microfluidics approach for capturing circulating tumor cells, and more.