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Seven Bridges will help build a computational infrastructure to harmonize data from Zero Childhood Cancer with datasets from other research projects.

The company's adaptive low-resource testing technology requires no instrumentation and limited equipment, making it adaptable to settings without clinical lab infrastructure.

Nobel laureates and scientific societies urge NIH and the Department of Health and Human Services to revisit the recent decision to end funding for a coronavirus grant.

Francis Collins, the director of the US National Institutes of Health, has been awarded the 2020 Templeton Prize.

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The Los Angeles Times writes that adaptive clinical trials may speed the search for COVID-19 treatments.

A genome-wide association study on hundreds of thousands of women with or without breast cancer implicated 32 new risk loci, including sites associated with specific subtypes.

The New York Times reports that a federal watchdog group has recommended Rick Bright be reinstated to his former post during its investigation of his whistleblower claims.

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.

ScienceInsider writes that the National Institute of Health's termination of a grant studying how coronaviruses jump from bats to humans has raised concerns.

The Boston Globe reports Harvard University is paying $1.4 million to settle a claim that a former professor there overcharged work to US federal grants.

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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.

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.

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