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In this week’s issue of Nature, an international research team describes how structural signatures can be used to distinguish between the effects of mutation and selection in cancer genomes. Graham Bignell of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and his colleagues identified 2,428 somatic homozygous deletions in 746 cancer cell lines.

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The US Food and Drug Administration is to announce stricter standards for emergency authorizations of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, reports the Washington Post.

The Associated Press reports Johnson & Johnson is starting a late-stage clinical trial of its candidate SARS-CoV-2 vaccine.

Bloomberg reports the budget of Operation Warp Speed is actually $18 billion, higher than the number typically cited.

In Genome Research this week: genomic analysis reveals role of super-spreaders in SARS-CoV-2, epigenetic drivers of cancer, and more.