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NEW YORK – A new modeling analysis shows colleges and universities could open safely for the fall semester with a strict COVID-19 testing regimen. However, the research team cautioned that the logistics, cost, and associated behavioral interventions needed may make opening impractical for some schools.

While some US colleges and universities have announced their fall semesters will be held virtually, others are weighing whether they can safely open to students in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.  

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A Harvard-led team reprogrammed DNA methylation patterns of mice with eye problems to restore their sight, AFP reports.

A man in India is suing the Serum Institute of India, saying that he suffered serious side effects from a vaccine it is testing, but the institute has rejected those claims, the Economic Times reports.

The New York Times reports Moderna is planning a clinical trial of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine in children.

In Nature this week: Readfish tool for targeted nanopore sequencing, genomic diversity of barley and wheat, and more.

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Diverse components of the UC Davis campus have been mobilized to deploy HTP testing to provide a safe working environment and keep the pandemic under control.