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Developers in New York City are increasingly interested in converting offices, car showrooms, and factories to lab space for the life sciences, the New York Times reports.

It notes that New York has been seeking to establish itself as a biotech hub and that the COVID-19 pandemic — which has led to increased office space availability due to work-from-home orders — has boosted funding for developing life science lab space.

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A Harvard-led team reprogrammed DNA methylation patterns of mice with eye problems to restore their sight, AFP reports.

The New York Times reports Moderna is planning a clinical trial of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine in children.

A man in India is suing the Serum Institute of India, saying that he suffered serious side effects from a vaccine it is testing, but the institute has rejected those claims, the Economic Times reports.

In Nature this week: Readfish tool for targeted nanopore sequencing, genomic diversity of barley and wheat, and more.