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In Nature this week, investigators from the US and Mexico present a study demonstrating how genome-wide association studies can benefit from the use of diverse populations. To date, most drug discovery is conducted using genetic data from individuals of European descent despite the differences in genetic architecture and/or causal variants between populations, they write.

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The Wall Street Journal reports that Russia's announcement of a coronavirus vaccine approval was met with concern as safety testing has not yet been completed.

New Scientist writes there aren't much data available on the accuracy of the two rapid COVID-19 tests the UK plans to roll out.

In PNAS this week: downstream effect of oncoprotein fusion, epigenetic changes influence tRNAs in colon cancer, and more.

Nature News reports that recent proposed changes to the US National Science Foundation have raised concerns about a shift away from the agency's focus on basic research.