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The White House earlier this week announced a supercomputer consortium to uncover or develop drugs to address the COVID-19 pandemic, according to NPR.

Multi-omics approaches can give insight into the gut microbiome and more, but there are still challenges to address, speakers at the ABRF meeting said.

In PNAS this week: de novo NUS1 mutations linked to Parkinson's disease risk, candidate hepatocellular carcinoma drivers, and more.

With a new supercomputer, the US is expected to re-take the title of fastest supercomputer in the world, NPR reports.

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers examine the genetics of crassulacean acid metabolism to find genes involved in drought resistance, the Independent reports.

DoE scientists said the data could be used to link DNA variations to phenotypes in the trees, and could even be useful for Cancer Moonshot researchers.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The US Department of Energy plans to fund its three Bioenergy Research Centers, which pursue a range of genomic and systems biology research projects for biofuel development, with $375 million over the next five years, DOE said on Thursday.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Orthologs of the same gene pair seem to spur mercury methylation across a range of bacterial and archaeal species, according to a study published online today in Science.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In a paper appearing online today in Science, researchers from the University of California at Berkeley, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory described the slew of microbes that the

A group of researchers from Oak Ridge National Lab and Yale University is developing a method for creating virtual pores that can immobilize very small objects in an aqueous system — an approach that they hope can eventually be applied in the third-generation sequencing realm.

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Novavax has begun a phase III trial of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to the New York Times.

Vox reports that the Trump Administration may limit student visas for individuals from some countries to two years.

The governor of New York says the state will conduct its own review of any SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, NPR reports.

This week in Science: Neanderthal Y chromosomes replaced by Homo sapiens Y chromosomes, and more.