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Researchers in Brazil have uncovered an amoeba-infecting virus unlike any other virus, Live Science reports.

They collected water samples from near Belo Horizonte, Brazil, to search for giant viruses, which are known to infect amoebas, but when the researchers tested the samples, they also found a small virus that infected the amoeba Acanthamoeba castellanii, as the Federal University of Minas Gerais' Jônatas Abrahão tells Live Science.

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A survey by Nature finds that most researchers want scientific meetings to continue virtually or with a virtual component, even after the pandemic ends.

Bloomberg reports that the B.1.351 SARS-CoV-2 viral variant could prompt the formulation of better vaccines.

Certain blood proteins may be able to distinguish COVID-19 patients who will become critically ill from those who will not, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

In Genome Biology this week: algorithm to assess regulatory features, approach to integrate multiple single-cell RNA-seq datasets, and more.

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Wastewater based epidemiology (WBE) has been established as a viable, valuable, and cost-effective means to monitor infectious disease within a community. 

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