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In a paper in PLoS Genetics, scientists looked across two populations to find that "increases in mobility, urbanization, and cross-population mating over the last century have substantially reduced inbreeding, and left a distinctive trace in the genome of modern Americans," blogger Daniel MacArthur says at Genetic Future.

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Science reports that a new White House Office of Management and Budget memo rescinds previous ones that helped research institutions deal with pandemic-related closures.

Researchers report on a concerning strain of the H1N1 swine flu virus found among pigs in China, Agence France Presse reports.

The Associated Press reports that US officials are considering allowing pooled COVID-19 testing.

In Genome Research this week: Y chromosome gene expression analysis, de novo mutations rise with paternal age in rhesus macaques, and more.