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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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The Washington Post reports on researchers' efforts to determine the effect of an increasingly common SARS-CoV-2 mutation.

Florida Politics reports Florida's law barring life, long-term care, and disability insurers from using genetic information in coverage decisions went into effect at the beginning of July.

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