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American and Russian researchers have derived embryonic stem cells from unfertilized eggs, says a news story. Though this process sidesteps the issues surrounding using stem cells from fertilized eggs, it raises concerns that parthenogenetically-derived cells might not function as normal cells do and adds its own ethical situation of getting eggs from healthy women, according to the article.

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The New York Times looks at companies using genomic tools to try to quickly identify the cause of patients' infections.

The White House has asked for $2.5 billion in funding to address the COVID-19 outbreak, according to the Associated Press.

A resignation at the Marine Biological Laboratory highlights that institutions are unsure of how to handle researchers previously found to have violated codes of conduct, Nature News says.

In PNAS this week: immune responses that affect heart transplant rejection risk, gene variants associated with thiopurine toxicity, and more.