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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention plans to ramp up the number of SARS-CoV-2 samples that are sequenced in the US, CNN reports.

CNN adds that the US has been criticized for its limited SARS-CoV-2 sequencing. It notes, for instance, that the US has contributed 57,000 SARS-CoV-2 sequences to the GISAID database, while the UK has submitted 141,000 sequences.

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NPR reports that researchers have developed chimeric embryos as part of work toward growing human organs in animals for organ transplants.

According to the Washington Post, the Biden Administration is set to make changes to federal restrictions on fetal tissue research.

In Science this week: approach to isolated trace DNA from archaic humans from sediments, and more.

Texas Monthly looks into the DNA Zoo being collected by Baylor College of Medicine researchers.