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News items for the week of June 29, 2020.

The variant also appears to be under positive selection and is more common among coastal Peruvians.

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Nature editorial calls for large, collaborative studies of potential COVID-19 treatments.

The PCR-based tests are designed to detect the SARS-CoV-2 nucleocapsid gene in various respiratory specimens including oropharyngeal swabs.

An international team of researchers analyzed genome-wide data from 89 individuals to reconstruct the population history of the region.

In PLOS this week: gene alteration linked to glaucoma, genome sequencing traces origin of lager yeast, and more.

In PLOS this week: genomic analysis of multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains from Colombia, inflammatory response signatures in cancer, and more.

Women with breast cancer from Peru, Mexico, or Colombia who had greater Indigenous American ancestry were more likely to have HER2-positive tumors.

Little Bit Improved

A new analysis finds that peer review improves the quality of preprints just a little bit, according to ScienceInsider.

In PLOS this week: epigenetic drug triggers anti-viral activity, viral diversity among individuals with HIV experiencing virological failure, and more.

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The Washington Post reports on researchers' efforts to determine the effect of an increasingly common SARS-CoV-2 mutation.

Florida Politics reports Florida's law barring life, long-term care, and disability insurers from using genetic information in coverage decisions went into effect at the beginning of July.

A new analysis finds a link between popular media coverage of a scientific study and how often that paper is cited.

In Nature this week: CRISPR approaches to editing plant genomes, way to speed up DNA-PAINT, and more.