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In the PNAS Early Edition this week, Harvard University's David Haig discusses the impact of genomic imprinting on human behaviors, specifically related to kinship after the dissolution of a long-term mating bond. "The innate dispositions of children toward parents and sibs are expected to be sensitive to cues of marital stability, and these dispositions may be subject to effects of imprinted genes," Haig says.

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The FDA and CDC call for a pause in administering Johnson & Johnson's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine while reports of rare blood clots are looked into, reports the Wall Street Journal.

CNN reports that two new studies suggest the B.1.1.7 SARS-CoV-2 variant may be more transmissible, but may not lead to more severe disease.

According to the Associated Press, a Swiss program aims to shepherd long-term science projects and diplomacy.

In PNAS this week: analysis of pathway affecting acute kidney injury, parental-specific allelic expression in horse placenta, and more.