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Gene editing could be used to improve livestock and crops, AFP reports.

"Gene editing is one of the newest and most promising tools of biotechnology," University of California, Davis' Alison Van Eenennaam said at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting, according to AFP, and it "enables animal breeders to make beneficial genetic changes, without bringing along unwanted genetic changes."

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The first reported coronavirus cases in Europe and the US might not be related to the subsequent outbreaks in those areas, according to the New York Times.

According to NPR, there's a growing shortage of machines to run SARS-CoV-2 tests.

The Wall Street Journal and Kaiser Health News report that antibody testing for SARS-CoV-2 has led to further confusion.

In Nature this week: the largest known collection of human genetic variants, and more.