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NEW YORK — Genosity said on Wednesday that it has signed an agreement to develop a molecular diagnostic for use in selecting patients for a clinical trial of a dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) drug candidate under development by Gemini Therapeutics.

Gemini's drug, called GEM103, is designed for dry AMD in patients with disease-associated complement factor H (CFH) loss-of-function gene variants.

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President-elect Joe Biden has nominated Eric Lander to serve as director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Associated Press says.

Nature News writes that scientists are trying to figure out how to name the new strains of SARS-CoV-2 that are emerging.

The New York Times reports that researchers are studying identical twins who had COVID-19 to understand the influence of genetics on disease severity.

In PNAS this week: epistasis affecting cystic fibrosis, Tiger rattlesnake genome gives venom insight, and more.

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