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In this week's PNAS Early Edition, a pair of researchers at Israel's Tel Aviv University and Bar Ilan University propose that the "lateral acquisition of genes is affected by the friendliness of their products." Uri Gophnaa and Yanay Ofranb say genes that encode proteins involved in multiple protein-protein interactions "have a greater chance of forming new interactions in new species" and may "be more prone to transfer than genes with fewer interactions." The pair says that their pr

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The Washington Post reports that Herbert Tabor, who worked at the US National Institutes of Health for 77 years, has died at 101.

The World Bank is seeking approval for a $12 billion plan to provide low-income nations with funds to procure SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, according to Reuters.

Science writes that public health officials and others are debating whether cycle threshold values should be included on SARS-CoV-2 results.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: online database of SARS-CoV-2 protein structures, atlas of the human brain, and more.