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In Nature this week, researchers at Genentech and Complete Genomics report their analysis of the mutation spectrum of tumor and normal samples from a patient with non-small cell lung cancer. The team found an "approximate rate of 17.7 mutations per megabase throughout the genome," consistent with "the range of previously observed lung-tumor mutation rates," the authors write.

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According to BBC News, the global vaccine-sharing initiative has sent its first shipment, which arrived in Ghana this week.

CNN reports that a US Food and Drug Administration document says Johnson & Johnson's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine meets the requirements to receive an Emergency Use Authorization.

Researchers in France are developing a new, fast test for SARS-CoV-2 that initial testing indicates may be highly accurate, the Guardian says.

In Cell this week: analysis of fitness patterns among SARS-CoV-2 isolates, single-cell transcriptome analysis of immune features in COVID-19, and more.