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In Science this week, the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor's Patricia Wittkopp is first author on a paper that found that genes that code for color in fruit flies have an ancestral polymorphism. Two genes, ebony and tan, contribute to body color changes both within Drosophila americana and between this species and D. novamexicana, as they found that after sequencing multiple isolates, some strains of D.

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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.