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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Distinct microbial communities call different parts of the female reproductive tract home, according to a new sequencing study.

While previous studies had found that the vaginal microbiome primarily contained Lactobacillus, the upper reproductive tract — which includes the uterus and fallopian tubes — had widely been thought to be microbe-free and sterile in healthy people.

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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.

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NTRK fusions are oncogenic drivers in a variety of tumors.

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Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) continues to expand globally to support maternal-fetal patient care. 

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Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a progressive and fatal lung disease characterized by irreversible scarring of the distal lung, leading to respiratory failure.