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NEW YORK – People who are especially long-lived have an increased number of cytotoxic CD4 T cells circulating in their blood, a new single-cell transcriptomic analysis has found.

Researchers have been studying supercentenarians — people who have reached 110 years of age or more — to better understand healthy aging. Many supercentenarians reach these old ages in good health, suggesting their immune systems might better protect them from disease.

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Kelvin Droegemeier, the director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, is the new acting director of the US National Science Foundation.

An opinion piece at the Guardian discusses the state of SARS-CoV-2 testing in the UK.

Wired reports the University of California, Berkeley's Innovative Genomics Institute has transformed itself into a diagnostic lab to run SARS-CoV-2 tests.

In Nature this week: direct-capture Perturb-seq approach for combinatorial single-cell CRISPR screens, potential uses of genome-editing in breeding crops, and more.

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