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Ebola viruses passaged in bat renal cells appeared to be subject to RNA editing by host enzymes, while more adaptive mutations arose after passaging in a human kidney cell line.

In PNAS this week: strategies to design DNA oligonucleotide probes for bacteria, Vibrio cholerae evolution in Haiti, and more.

In PNAS this week: role for MEN1 in pancreatic stress response, analysis of B immune cell response to yellow fever vaccine, and more.

The grant recipients will receive up to $5 million each and are led by scientists at institutions including Harvard Medical School and the Cleveland Clinic.

In PNAS this week: Fanconi anemia protein role in ribosome biogenesis, small interfering RNAs in A. thaliana seeds development, and more.

Gene expression data revealed two groups of human papillomavirus (HPV)-positive oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinomas corresponding to distinct survival outcomes.

In PNAS this week: sequencing analysis of Brooklyn measles cases, conserved neural transcriptional features that coincide with monogamy, and more.

In PLOS this week: somatic mutation associations unearthed in thousands of cancer exomes, pathogen detection assay, and more.

A re-analysis of genomic tests for 309 children with epilepsy altered diagnoses for more than a third of patients with a previously reported genetic variant.

In PLOS this week: transcription levels linked to uracil mutations, transcriptomic analysis of medicinal leech, and more.

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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.