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Here's a database where you're guaranteed not to find the GTO staff: A group at the Taipei Physical Education College is building a genomic database using DNA samples from highly talented athletes. The goal: to provide a new way to "identify natural athletes who could be trained into sports stars," according to a news story.

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The World Health Organization will be providing low-cost COVID-19 tests to low- and middle-income nations, according to Reuters.

Nature News examines how the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the US Supreme Court could affect scientific agencies.

Nobel Prize-winner Arthur Ashkin, who developed optical tweezers, has died at 98, the Washington Post reports.

In PNAS this week: altered gene expression in brain samples from Alzheimer's disease patients, effects of gene mutations found in bladder cancer, and more.