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In the advance, online edition of Science this week, an international research team reports that the "genetic reactivation of cone photoreceptors restores visual responses in retinitis pigmentosa." Using mouse models of retinitis pigmentosa, the team found that the "expression of archaebacterial halorhodopsin in light-sensitive cones can substitute for the native phototransduction cascade and restore their light sensitivity." Then, by using human ex vivo retinas, the authors showed t

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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.