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In PNAS this week: genetic and epigenetic variation in individuals with diabetic kidney disease, spontaneous genetic alterations in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, and more.

Inflammatix said that if its test obtains Emergency Use Authorization next year, clinicians will be able to better gauge the severity of a COVID-19 patient's infection.

The ancestor of a bat coronavirus may have obtained a receptor binding motif found among pangolin coronaviruses through a recombination event.

The funding marks the second cycle of CZI's Essential Open Source Software program, which awards between $50,000 and $250,000 in total costs per project.

In Cell this week: strategy for prophylactic antiviral CRISPR in human cells; influence of obesity, genetics, and hormone signaling on pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma; and more.

The seven-year grant renews funding for the Antibacterial Resistance Leadership Group, led by Duke University and UCSF, with $15 million in 2020.

Retraction Watch reports that the National Institutes of Health plans to remove conditions it placed on Duke University in 2018 following instances of research misconduct.

According to the Associated Press, three universities and a healthcare institution are sharing a gift of $1 billion.

Not a Dime Again

A former Duke University biologist who was found to have fabricated data in 39 papers has been banned from receiving federal funding.

A new sequencing-based method developed by Duke University's Kate Meyer is one of several that can detect RNA methylation without the use of antibodies.

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The Wall Street Journal reports on gaps in COVID-19 testing affecting less affluent urban areas and rural locations.

According to NBC News, new SARS-CoV-2 variants are making it harder for researchers to model the course of the pandemic.

The New York Times reports that experts say President Joe Biden's goal of vaccinating 1 million people a day in the US in the next 100 days is too low a bar.

In Science this week: single-cell lineage tracing technique applied to study lung cancer metastasis, and more.