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In PNAS this week: forward genetics-base analysis of retinal development, interactions of T cell receptors with neoantigens in colorectal cancer, and more.

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President Donald Trump said Tuesday the US coronavirus task force would be winding down, but then reversed himself Wednesday, saying it would continue its work indefinitely, CNBC reports.

Early trials give conflicting results on remdesivir to treat COVID-19, though a large trial suggests it shortens disease length, Nature News reports.

Among the study's aims is determining how rates of SARS-CoV-2 infection differ between healthy children and ones with asthma or other allergic conditions.

Healthy adults from across the US with no confirmed history of COVID-19 and no current symptoms are eligible to participate and will be enrolled over the phone.

The president's latest budget request marks the fourth time he has sought to reduce funding to the National Institutes of Health.

In PNAS this week: Trypanosoma brucei transcripts, estimate of people at risk of inherited retinal disease, and more.

The funding supports development of a low-cost platform for detection of antimicrobial resistance elements in complex microbial communities. 

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

The software firm will use NGS data from patient biopsies to create molecular profiles and offer individualized cancer treatment recommendations.

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New analyses indicate female researchers are publishing less during the coronavirus pandemic than male researchers, according to Nature News.

A study suggests people with the ApoE e4 genotype may be more likely to have severe COVID-19 than those with other genotypes, the Guardian says.

Direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies are searching for a genetic reason for why some people, but not others, become gravely ill with COVID-19, the Detroit Free Press reports.

In PNAS this week: forward genetics-base analysis of retinal development, interactions of T cell receptors with neoantigens in colorectal cancer, and more.