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Nature, of course, has its own take on Venter's genome, saying that its publication presents new biological insights since previous sequencing efforts did not differentiate between chromosomal copies. The news story points to a finding that will disappoint some Venter critics --  he has four repeated sequences in front of his MAOA gene, not the three that would indicate a tendency toward antisocial behavior.

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An analysis of blood donations suggests SARS-CoV-2 was present in the US weeks earlier than thought, according to NPR.

The Guardian reports that DeepMind Technologies' AlphaFold can predict how proteins fold.

CNBC reports that a US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory panel is to vote on how to distribute COVID-19 vaccines.

In PNAS this week: targeting progesterone signaling in ovarian cancer, LINE-1 retrotransposition events in adenocarcinomas, and more.