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In Nature this week: analysis of the effect of plasma proteins on disease phenotypes, and more.

In PLOS this week: phenome-wide association study of psychiatric disorder polygenic risk scores, CNV patterns in rhesus macaques, and more.

In Science this week: a single cell division error can spark a mutational cascade that leads to complex cancer, and more.

The researchers' findings suggest that methylation at those sites might have their effect on lung function through its effect on smoking behaviors.

The Guardian reports that UK universities are looking into ways to reduce labs' reliance on single-use plastics.

Two Retractions

Retraction Watch reports that two researchers had both a Science and a Nature paper retracted last week.

University of Bristol researchers unearthed variants that implicate the immune system in the risk of developing mouth ulcers.

The researchers found that low-frequency variants in TP53 had a large effect on head circumference and volume, suggesting a previously unknown role for the gene.

In PNAS this week: DNA vaccine-based approach for Duchenne muscular dystrophy tested in mice, antimicrobial found in bear saliva, and more.

A new estimate places the last universal common ancestor to life on Earth as living 3.9 billion years ago, Inverse reports.

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Novavax has begun a phase III trial of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to the New York Times.

The governor of New York says the state will conduct its own review of any SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, NPR reports.

Vox reports that the Trump Administration may limit student visas for individuals from some countries to two years.

This week in Science: Neanderthal Y chromosomes replaced by Homo sapiens Y chromosomes, and more.