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Wired has a couple of articles on stem cell news. One reports that the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, launched as a funding source for scientists working with embryonic stem cells, will now award as much as $13 million for research into "techniques that do not destroy human embryos," according to the story. "It's a shift from the institute's original goal of funding mostly embryonic stem cell research."

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The founder of MeTooSTEM, BethAnn McLaughlin, created a Twitter account purported to be that of an LGBTQ Native American professor at Arizona State University, the New York Times writes.

Novavax reports its candidate SARS-CoV-2 vaccine leads to immune responses, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

Gene length is associated with lifespan in a comparative genomics study appearing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that draws on the whale shark genome.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: effort to annotate the rat transcriptome, web-based resource to characterize marine microbes, and more.