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A new preprint suggests some SARS-CoV-2 variants could affect the effectiveness of current vaccines, the Associated Press reports.

Using a deep learning approach to study mutations in target sites of RNA-binding proteins, researchers identified DDHD2 as a candidate schizophrenia risk gene.

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.

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European regulators have begun a rolling review of Russia's Sputnik V SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, Reuters reports.

Science reports that Science Foundation Ireland is seeking annual budget increases.

According to the Financial Times, a UK university group is pushing Elsevier to lower its journal fees.

In Nature this week: satellite tracking and genome sequencing combination used to examine migration patterns of peregrine falcons, and more.