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The Atlantic looks into time spent pursuing gene leads generated through candidate gene studies.

In Nature this week: genomic analysis of the invasive fall webworm, amp of constrained coding regions within the human genome, and more.

The program was established to support the development and dissemination of functional genomic tools and techniques for genome manipulation in model organisms.

In PLOS this week: ties between complex traits and autozygosity, salt tolerance markers in the Chinese rose, and more.

A polygenic prediction score based on those SNPs accounts for more than 11 percent of the variance seen between individuals in educational attainment.

In PNAS this week: alternative splicing patterns in sunflowers, EGFR inhibitor resistance in lung adenocarcinoma, and more.

University of Colorado, Boulder, researchers sequenced soil samples from across the world to develop an atlas of bacteria living there.

Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder led an effort to develop a CRISPR/Cas9-based genome-wide engineering platform for E. coli and yeast. 

A citizen science-enabled project made it possible to document arthropod diversity from more than 700 homes across the continental US.

Mitochondrial sequences and radiocarbon data on dozens of Patagonian samples suggest Ice Age megafauna disappeared a thousand or more years after humans arrived.

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The US Food and Drug Administration is to announce stricter standards for emergency authorizations of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, reports the Washington Post.

The Associated Press reports Johnson & Johnson is starting a late-stage clinical trial of its candidate SARS-CoV-2 vaccine.

Bloomberg reports the budget of Operation Warp Speed is actually $18 billion, higher than the number typically cited.

In Genome Research this week: genomic analysis reveals role of super-spreaders in SARS-CoV-2, epigenetic drivers of cancer, and more.