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NEW YORK – A recent genetic association study of people who are naturally thin has tied variants in the anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) gene to thinness.

"We all know these people: it's around one percent of the population," Josef Penninger, senior author of the study and a researcher at the University of British Columbia, said in a statement. "They can eat whatever they want and be metabolically healthy."

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New analyses indicate the P.1 variant found in Brazil may be able to infect people who have already had COVID-19, the New York Times reports.

The US National Institutes of Health has a new initiative to address structural racism in biomedical research.

According to CNBC, Novavax's CEO says its vaccine could be authorized in the US as early as May.

In PNAS this week: GWAS of TLV-1-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis, analysis of twins with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and more.

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