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In PLoS Computational Biology this week, researchers in British Columbia led by Sohrab Shah report on a computational method they developed to detect novel gene fusions in cancer transcriptomes. The researchers say that their method, called deFuse, "considers all alignments and all possible locations for fusion boundaries" in contrast to others that only look for boundaries at the ends of exons.

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Politico notes that the Biden Administration has not yet nominated a permanent Food and Drug Administration commissioner. 

Anthony Fauci also informed the World Health Organization executive board that the US would be joining the COVAX initiative, according to CNBC.

A new preprint suggests some SARS-CoV-2 variants could affect the effectiveness of current vaccines, the Associated Press reports.

In Nature this week: Australian lungfish provides details on the movement of vertebrate life from water to land, and more.