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In this Nature paper, researchers from Yerkes National Primate Research Center developed a transgenic model of Huntington's disease in the rhesus macaque by injecting rhesus oocytes with lentiviruses expressing exon 1 of the human HTT gene and viruses with the GFP gene. The transgenic monkeys exhibited symptoms, such as chorea and dystonia, similar to those of humans with HD.

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Howard Hughes Medical Institute will be requiring its researchers to publish their work so it is immediately accessible to the public, ScienceInsider writes.

The Huffington Post reports that Francis Collins, the director of the US National Institutes of Health, has urged Americans to recommit to reason.

About 150 million rapid coronavirus tests purchased by the US federal government are to be distributed to nursing homes, colleges, and the states, according to the New York Times.

In Nature this week: multi-omic analysis of Alzheimer's disease brain samples, de novo assembly of a diploid potato, and more.