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In the PNAS Early Edition this week, Sunny Wong and Jeremy Reiter show that wounding recruits stem cells from the hair-follicle bulge and secondary hair germ to the injury site and that the downstream Hedgehog "signal transduction is de-repressed, giving rise to superficial BCC [basal cell carcinoma]-like tumors," which serves to explain, in part, the documented relationship between wounding and tumorigenesis.

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President Donald Trump might not approve the stricter standards the US Food and Drug Administration is developing for authorizing a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to Politico.

Wired reports that Oxitec has now developed a genetically modified fall armyworm.

A large genetic study finds SARS-CoV-2 viruses with a certain variant are spreading more than others, according to the Washington Post.

In Nature this week: sister-chromatid-sensitive chromosome conformation capture approach, and more.