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A town in the UK is launching a study with the hope of eventually testing all its residents for COVID-19 each week, New Scientist reports.

It adds that the new test, rather than relying on uncomfortable nasal swabs, uses more readily accessible saliva samples and that the test is based on an approach called RT-LAMP that may be cheaper and faster than the standard PCR approach. 

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Nature News reports on how meeting cancellations and related costs are affecting scientific societies.

In a new ruling, Canada's Supreme Court upheld the country's genetic non-discrimination law, the Canadian Press reports.

COVID-19 vaccine developers aim to avoid a complication that has affected efforts to develop vaccines for other diseases, the Wall Street Journal reports.

In PLOS this week: analysis of insertions throughout Shigella genomes, antigen production in malaria parasites, and more.