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Worcester Polytechnic Institute researchers have received a grant to help high school teachers blend biology and computer science in the classroom, according to the school.

"It is critical in this information age for high school biology teachers to integrate computational thinking and approaches into their teaching," WPI's Elizabeth Ryder says.

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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.