A new study published in Science shows how quickly viruses evolve new infection strategies, says The New York Times' Carl Zimmer. Researchers at Michigan State University say they observed viruses working out a new strategy in little more than two weeks.

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Science speaks with the University of Michigan's Jedidiah Carlson, who has tracked population genetic discussions at white nationalist sites.

Gene therapies could qualify for a faster US Food and Drug Administration approval process, according to Stat News.

NPR reports that the US House of Representatives has passed a bill to enable terminally ill patients access to experimental drugs.

In Genome Research this week: inversion variants mapped in human, non-human primate genomes; transcriptome profiling of maize, sorghum; and more.