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In Nature this week, work led by Duke's David Goldstein used a GWAS to show that a SNP (rs12979860) three kilobases upstream of the IL28B gene, which encodes the type III interferon IFN-lambda3, strongly associates with more than a two-fold difference in response to hepatitis C virus drug treatment in both European-Americans and African-Americans.

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The Washington Post reports that Herbert Tabor, who worked at the US National Institutes of Health for 77 years, has died at 101.

The World Bank is seeking approval for a $12 billion plan to provide low-income nations with funds to procure SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, according to Reuters.

Science writes that public health officials and others are debating whether cycle threshold values should be included on SARS-CoV-2 results.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: online database of SARS-CoV-2 protein structures, atlas of the human brain, and more.