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In PNAS this week: genomic features of certain enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli strains, gene drive to modify malaria mosquitoes, and more.

In Genome Biology this week: analysis of tuberculosis samples from the 1600s, tool to detect variants affecting RNA-binding protein activity, and more.

The Zoom PhD Defense

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

The project will provide approved researchers with access to samples and deidentified data collected from volunteer patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

The $10 million initiative will include scientists from the University of California's campuses, as well as from governmental and nongovernmental organizations.

The work is being conducted as part of the Human Cell Atlas initiative, which was launched in 2016 to create a reference atlas of all human cell types.

Just a Quick Swim

New Scientist reports that swimming in the ocean can change someone's skin microbiome for at least a day.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: updated Aspergillus niger genome annotation, high-throughput sequencing strategy for profiling RNA structure, and more.

The University of California, Irvine, is also removing his name from its biological sciences school, according to the New York Times.

The award will go toward the development of MicrobeDx's technology for detecting the presence of bacteria in clinical urine specimens and to which antibiotics they are susceptible.

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AstraZeneca has released its coronavirus vaccine trial protocol, according to the New York Times.

Time magazine looks into how liquid biopsies are changing cancer care.

According to the Guardian, more than 150 countries have signed on to a global SARS-CoV-2 vaccine plan.

In PNAS this week: similar muscle protein patterns across hypertrophic cardiomyopathy phenotypes, analysis of gene expression and brain anatomy in major depression, and more.