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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Pursuing drug targets that have supporting genetic evidence could double the clinical development success rate, according to researchers led by GlaxoSmithKline's Philippe Sanseau.

More than half of clinical trials fail because the drugs are not effective, and drawing on genes that have been linked to disease could help inform the drug target selection process and make it more successful.

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The Washington Post reports that the CDC's SARS-CoV-2 test issues reflect earlier ones it had with Zika virus testing.

Researchers traced a gene cluster linked to COVID-19 severity to Neanderthals, the New York Times reports.

NPR writes that even with thousands of new COVID-19 papers, each should be evaluated based on its own quality.

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