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Jonathan Eisen has a post on his Tree of Life blog exhorting medical professionals to learn more about evolutionary biology than is offered in most med school settings. He offers a list of his top 10 reasons (which evolved to 11 on the way to posting) medical folks need to understand evolution, including: Epidemiology of infectious disease; antibiotic resistance; the human microbiome; and more.

 

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UK Royal Statistical Society is organizing a working group to develop guidelines for assessing COVID-19 tests, the Guardian reports.

The Washington Post reports that the White House chief of staff has asked the US Food and Drug Administration to justify the stricter standards it is seeking for a coronavirus vaccine.

President Donald Trump's "good genes" comment raises eugenics concerns, CNN reports.

In PLOS this week: genetic analysis of tremor condition, analysis of a West and Central African tree used in traditional medicine, and more.