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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 on researchers' efforts to determine the effect of an increasingly common SARS-CoV-2 mutation.

Florida Politics reports Florida's law barring life, long-term care, and disability insurers from using genetic information in coverage decisions went into effect at the beginning of July.

A new analysis finds a link between popular media coverage of a scientific study and how often that paper is cited.

In Nature this week: CRISPR approaches to editing plant genomes, way to speed up DNA-PAINT, and more.