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The Iceland-based DeCode Genetics team found genetic variants linked to a high risk of developing exfoliation glaucoma, a form of the disease that does not respond well to treatment. In their genome-wide association study, Kari Stefansson and his team found that changes to exon 1 of the LOXL1 gene on chromosome 15q24.1 were associated with exfoliation glaucoma.

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New analyses indicate the P.1 variant found in Brazil may be able to infect people who have already had COVID-19, the New York Times reports.

According to CNBC, Novavax's CEO says its vaccine could be authorized in the US as early as May.

The US National Institutes of Health has a new initiative to address structural racism in biomedical research.

In PNAS this week: GWAS of TLV-1-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis, analysis of twins with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and more.