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In PNAS this week: Zika virus mutation linked to increased transmission, variants associated with inherited hearing loss, and more.

Most of the scroll fragments analyzed originated from sheep, but two pieces came from cow, suggesting they were imported to the area where they were found.

From the US to Israel

Tel Aviv University researchers have traced many coronavirus cases in Israel to a US strain, according to the Jerusalem Post.

Ars Technica reports that a multicellular eukaryotic parasite has lost its mitochondria.

In Cell this week: microinjection of CRISPR-Cas9 enables targeted mutations in Anolis, melanoma proteomic profiling, and more.

Neanderthals and woolly mammoths may have harbored similar genetic adaptations to the cold, according to the Jerusalem Post.

Loss-of-function mutations in PADI3, which was previously linked to uncombable hair syndrome, appear to be involved in central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia.

Octopuses might owe their intelligence to their liberal alterations to their genes, Cosmos reports.

The Tel Aviv University researchers still noted some gene expression differences between lung epithelial cells infected with flu and bystander cells.

In Genome Biology this week: antibody-independent chromatin interaction mapping method, computational approach for identifying common, rare cell types from single-cell data; and more.

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President Donald Trump might not approve the stricter standards the US Food and Drug Administration is developing for authorizing a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to Politico.

Wired reports that Oxitec has now developed a genetically modified fall armyworm.

A large genetic study finds SARS-CoV-2 viruses with a certain variant are spreading more than others, according to the Washington Post.

In Nature this week: sister-chromatid-sensitive chromosome conformation capture approach, and more.