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In this week's Nature, Svante Pääbo and his colleagues report on sequencing the genome of an archaic hominin to 1.9-fold coverage, using DNA obtained from a finger bone found in Denisova Cave in southern Siberia. The researchers compared that genome to those of Neandertals and modern humans.

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President Donald Trump might not approve the stricter standards the US Food and Drug Administration is developing for authorizing a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to Politico.

Wired reports that Oxitec has now developed a genetically modified fall armyworm.

A large genetic study finds SARS-CoV-2 viruses with a certain variant are spreading more than others, according to the Washington Post.

In Nature this week: sister-chromatid-sensitive chromosome conformation capture approach, and more.