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In this week's Science, a team of researchers from industry and academia report on how the deletion of a single microRNA from pluripotent stem cells enabled them to form both embryonic and non-embryonic lineages, revealing a role for the small, non-coding RNAs in regulating pluripotency. Specifically, when miR-34a was eliminated from embryonic stem cells, these engineered cells were able to generate both embryonic and extra-embryonic lineages.

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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.