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An analysis of whole-exome sequencing data found no enrichment of rare variants in genes that had been tied to Parkinson's disease by genome-wide association studies among patients with the condition. A University of Bergen-led team of researchers had hypothesized that rare variants at Parkinson's disease susceptibility loci could account for some of the disease's missing heritability and point to causal genes.

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New analyses indicate the P.1 variant found in Brazil may be able to infect people who have already had COVID-19, the New York Times reports.

According to CNBC, Novavax's CEO says its vaccine could be authorized in the US as early as May.

The US National Institutes of Health has a new initiative to address structural racism in biomedical research.

In PNAS this week: GWAS of TLV-1-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis, analysis of twins with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and more.