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Some endangered animals could be at risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection, according to The Scientist.

More Boy Calves

Grist reports that a University of California, Davis, team has edited the genome of a calf so that he'll be more likely to produce male offspring.

The Zoom PhD Defense

At Nature Careers, a postdoc gives advice for graduate students who have to do their PhD defenses remotely.

University of California, Davis researchers describe ways that genetic genealogy databases could be "hacked."

In PLOS this week: rare alterations in Timothy syndrome, analysis of twins' gut microbiomes, and more.

Two researchers have uncovered ways that users of genetic genealogy sites could be susceptible to "genetic hacking."

In Nature this week: researchers from the NIH Common Fund Human Biomolecular Atlas Program discuss the project's mission, and more.

Discover's D-brief blog reports that researcher have bred calves from a bull that had undergone genome editing.

In Genome Biology this week: a quantitative MNase-seq approach to map nucleosomes, evaluation of nearly two dozen single-cell transcriptomics-based methods, and more.

In PLOS this week: genetic diversity of invasive Echium plantagineum, gene-miRNA interactions in abdominal aortic aneurysm, and more.

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President-elect Joe Biden has nominated Eric Lander to serve as director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Associated Press says.

Nature News writes that scientists are trying to figure out how to name the new strains of SARS-CoV-2 that are emerging.

The New York Times reports that researchers are studying identical twins who had COVID-19 to understand the influence of genetics on disease severity.

In PNAS this week: epistasis affecting cystic fibrosis, Tiger rattlesnake genome gives venom insight, and more.