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NEW YORK – BGI of China and Israeli medical technology company Aid Genomics said on Monday that they have partnered to build an emergency COVID-19 testing laboratory in Gaza.

Both the Israeli and the Palestinian authorities have granted approval for the lab to perform 3,000 COVID-19 tests per day for Gaza residents.

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An Associated Press report says China refrained from releasing the SARS-CoV-2 genome for more than a week in January, frustrating the World Health Organization.

The Lancet and the New England Journal of Medicine have issued expressions of concern regarding the data used in two COVID-19 papers, the New York Times reports. 

Researchers have sequenced the genome of the mayfly, garnering insight into how insects evolved wings, Science reports.

In Genome Research this week: gene expression in primate brain regions, inversions and breakpoint inverted repeats in the human genome, and more.