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In work published today in PLoS Biology, scientists at Cambridge's Gurdon Institute performed a genome-wide RNAi screen in Drosophila to identify proteins necessary for centriole duplication and mitotic PCM recruitment. Of the 92 percent of the genome covered, they hit 32 genes involved in centrosome function, including those for centriole duplication, centrosome maturation, and regulation of centrosome separation.

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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.

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