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There's a slew of papers in the early online edition of Nature on stem cells. "Five studies show that disabling p53, an essential tumour-suppressor protein, improves the efficiency of stem-cell production," says a News and Views authored in part by Scott Lowe. "Are these results a 'heads up' that cancer cells and stem cells are disturbingly similar?"

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The Washington Post reports on researchers' efforts to determine the effect of an increasingly common SARS-CoV-2 mutation.

Florida Politics reports Florida's law barring life, long-term care, and disability insurers from using genetic information in coverage decisions went into effect at the beginning of July.

A new analysis finds a link between popular media coverage of a scientific study and how often that paper is cited.

In Nature this week: CRISPR approaches to editing plant genomes, way to speed up DNA-PAINT, and more.