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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The Lassa virus, unlike its Ebola cousin, appears to have ancient origins and its appearances in humans seem to mostly be due to reservoir-to-human transmissions, according to an analysis of some 200 Lassa virus sequences.

"The reason Lassa hasn't yet grown into this huge epidemic is because there is limited transmission between humans," first author Kristian Andersen from the Scripps Research Institute said in a statement. "That's a major difference between Lassa virus and Ebola virus."

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NPR reports that researchers have developed chimeric embryos as part of work toward growing human organs in animals for organ transplants.

According to the Washington Post, the Biden Administration is set to make changes to federal restrictions on fetal tissue research.

In Science this week: approach to isolated trace DNA from archaic humans from sediments, and more.

Texas Monthly looks into the DNA Zoo being collected by Baylor College of Medicine researchers.

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