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The songs that birds chirp may be genetically determined, Agence France Presse reports.

As they report in Nature Ecology and Evolution, Uppsala University's David Wheatcroft and Anna Qvarnström swapped eggs from the nests of pied and collared flycatchers. The pied flycatcher eggs were then raised by collared flycatchers and vice versa.

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According to the Verge, many US states are not including positive results from rapid COVID-19 testing in their case numbers.

Michael Caputo, the top Department of Health and Human Service spokesperson, is taking a leave of absence, CNN says.

CNBC reports that the CDC Director says a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine isn't likely to be generally available until the third quarter of 2021, timing President Donald Trump disputes.

In Nature this week: MassIVE.quant resource houses mass spectrometry-based proteomic data, influence of Viking genetics on European populations, and more.