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NEW YORK – A phylogenetic analysis of early SARS-CoV-2 cases in Boston underscores the effect of superspreading events in the transmission of the virus.

Spread of the virus has been linked to workplace and social gatherings as well as to close living environments like nursing homes, and superspreader events in which one individual infects many others are also suspected to contribute to COVID-19 transmission.

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The FDA and CDC call for a pause in administering Johnson & Johnson's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine while reports of rare blood clots are looked into, reports the Wall Street Journal.

According to the Associated Press, a Swiss program aims to shepherd long-term science projects and diplomacy.

CNN reports that two new studies suggest the B.1.1.7 SARS-CoV-2 variant may be more transmissible, but may not lead to more severe disease.

In PNAS this week: analysis of pathway affecting acute kidney injury, parental-specific allelic expression in horse placenta, and more.

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