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Rick Bright, the former BARDA director, updates his whistleblower complaint to include allegations of ongoing retaliation, CBS News reports.

In PNAS this week: features linked to coronavirus pathogenicity, multi-system syndrome linked to RNA modification-linked mutations, and more.

Science reports that more than 50 researchers have resigned or been fired as a result of the National Institutes of Health's inquiry examining unreported foreign ties.

The US National Institutes of Health has updated its policies combating sexual harassment, as NIH Director Francis Collins and his colleagues note in an editorial in Science.

A comparative genomics and machine-learning analysis spanning almost 1,000 viral genomes pointed to two proteins that appear to be altered in SARS-CoV-2 and MERS-CoV.

The technique could be used to study DNA repair at high resolution in space, time, and genomic coordinates, the researchers said.

Science reports on how federal funding is helping university labs through pandemic-related closures.

In December the firm won $4 million from CARB-X to support the platform's first test identifying the most common bloodstream infections associated with sepsis.

The Phase 2 grant is for work the company is doing to analyze the proteomic responses of immune cells in patients with Alzheimer's and related conditions.

Black principal investigators receive less favorable application scores when seeking US National Institutes of Health grants, the Chronicle of Higher Education reports.

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The Chan Zuckerberg Biohub is working with California's health department to sequence viral samples from COVID-19 patients to trace viral introductions, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

Despite differences in their migration habits, eastern and western monarch butterflies are genetically similar, according to a study in Molecular Ecology.

The UK is implementing COVID-19 testing with a 90-minute turnaround time.

In PLOS this week: identification of fungal species in subcutaneous infections, sequencing of Campylobacter found in raw meat from retail stores, and more.