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This week in PNAS, researchers from New Jersey and Wisconsin say that palmitoylation controls the dynamics of heterochromatin in budding yeast via the telomere-binding protein Rif1. The posttranslational addition of palmitate to cysteines in eukaryotic cells anchors target proteins to membranes, the authors write.

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Russia says its candidate SARS-CoV-2 vaccine has a very high efficacy rate in an initial analysis of clinical trial data, according to the Financial Times.

Wired reports on a microbial analysis of sketches drawn by Leonardo DaVinci.

A new survey explores coronavirus vaccine hesitancy among Black and Latino individuals, the Washington Post reports.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: the Aging Atlas database, a database of human metagenome-related metadata, and more.