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In PLoS One, researchers led by Université Rennes's Nelly Ménard looked into the effect of the Ebola virus on the genetics of Western lowland gorillas. The researchers used 17 microsatellite loci to compare genetic diversity of three gorilla populations before and after Ebola outbreaks — Ebola has a nearly 90 percent mortality rate in gorillas.

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Imperial College London researchers are shifting away from testing a COVID-19 vaccine to focus on combating newly emerging SARS-CoV-2 variants, the Independent says.

According to the Associated Press, genetic genealogy has helped law enforcement officials identify an unknown victim of the Green River Killer.

In PNAS this week: target to reduce chemotherapy-induced cardiac injury, tool finds ancient endogenous RNA viruses, and more.

Moderna reports its vaccine is effective against new SARS-CoV-2 strains, though it is also developing a booster, according to the New York Times.