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Three genome-wide association studies published in Nature's early online edition show that many common variants contribute to increased risk for developing schizophrenia -- not just large, rare structural variations. In total, says a BBC story, the scientists identified 30,000 variants, highlighting SNPs found on genes in the MHC on chromosome 6.

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President Donald Trump might not approve the stricter standards the US Food and Drug Administration is developing for authorizing a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to Politico.

Wired reports that Oxitec has now developed a genetically modified fall armyworm.

A large genetic study finds SARS-CoV-2 viruses with a certain variant are spreading more than others, according to the Washington Post.

In Nature this week: sister-chromatid-sensitive chromosome conformation capture approach, and more.