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Graduate students in the US are stepping in to help with testing for SARS-CoV-2, according to NPR.

"Normally, when people say they need someone in an emergency, it's not a science grad student," Katie Cabral, a PhD student at the University of California, San Francisco, tells NPR. "But in this case, my particular qualifications are exactly what is needed." 

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An Associated Press report says China refrained from releasing the SARS-CoV-2 genome for more than a week in January, frustrating the World Health Organization.

The Lancet and the New England Journal of Medicine have issued expressions of concern regarding the data used in two COVID-19 papers, the New York Times reports. 

Researchers have sequenced the genome of the mayfly, garnering insight into how insects evolved wings, Science reports.

In Genome Research this week: gene expression in primate brain regions, inversions and breakpoint inverted repeats in the human genome, and more.