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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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The Washington Post reports that US states and territories are seeking more funding for the distribution of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines.

The strain now accounts for about 80 percent of cases in Wales and Scotland, and about half of cases in England, the Guardian reports.

A new study suggests that using CRISPR to edit human embryonic DNA can lead to the loss of whole chromosomes, as the Associated Press reports.

In Science this week: ancient dog genomes highlight long ties with humans, genomic analysis of 40,000-year-old early East Asian individual, and more.

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