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In Science this week: winner of the Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists, and more.

In Science this week: environmental influences on the protein-coding genome of marine microbes, and more.

This year's Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine is awarded to three researchers for their discovery of the hepatitis C virus, Reuters reports.

In PNAS this week: altered gene expression in brain samples from Alzheimer's disease patients, effects of gene mutations found in bladder cancer, and more.

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An international committee finds genome editing is not yet ready to be used on human embryos.

Labs are finding cheaper, higher-throughput ways to determine the inflection points in gene expression within a particular cell.

A pre-flare-up transcriptional profile in the blood led the team to a group of "pre-inflammation mesenchymal," or PRIME, cells in rheumatoid arthritis.

At Scientific American, a trio calls on community leaders, scientists, and others to prevent increased racial and economic disparities in science due to pandemic-related school closures.

The charity also announced a partnership with Sage Bionetworks to establish an online repository for biomarker data generated by grant recipients.

The team believes that the project will find genetic factors involved in the development of severe COVID-19 in patients that lack risk factors. 

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The UK has given emergency authorization for Pfizer and BioNTech's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, the Associated Press reports.

A US advisory committee says healthcare workers and nursing home residents should be prioritized to receive a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to the Financial Times.

The Wall Street Journal reports North Korean hackers have targeted half a dozen companies developing SARS-CoV-2 vaccines.

In Cell this week: long-term SARS-CoV-2 shedding, examination of the effects of a coronavirus spike protein mutation, and more.