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With plasmid and chromosomal sequence data, European investigators identified three main routes for carbapenem antibiotic resistance spread in Klebsiella pneumoniae.

In PNAS this week: modeling of Rift Valley Fever spillover, Asian mosquito could pose malaria threat, and more.

In Genome Biology this week: analysis of tuberculosis samples from the 1600s, tool to detect variants affecting RNA-binding protein activity, and more.

In PLOS this week: genetic analysis of malaria parasite populations in Southeast Asia, genomic surveillance of yellow fever virus in São Paulo, and more.

In PLOS this week: genome-wide association study of agronomic traits in sugarcane, breastfeeding can modulate body-mass index among individuals at genetic risk of obesity, and more.

In Science this week: multiple SARS-CoV-2 introductions into Northern California and the development of the 'very fast CRISPR' method.

A comparative genomics and machine-learning analysis spanning almost 1,000 viral genomes pointed to two proteins that appear to be altered in SARS-CoV-2 and MERS-CoV.

In PNAS this week: concerns regarding proposed SARS-CoV-2 phylogenetic network, adaptations that help Enterococcus establish infections, and more.

In PLOS this week: gene alteration linked to glaucoma, genome sequencing traces origin of lager yeast, and more.

In Genome Biology this week: computational approach to determine phylogenetic relationships from single-cell data, metagenomic classification pipeline, and more.

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Novavax has begun a phase III trial of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to the New York Times.

Vox reports that the Trump Administration may limit student visas for individuals from some countries to two years.

The governor of New York says the state will conduct its own review of any SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, NPR reports.

This week in Science: Neanderthal Y chromosomes replaced by Homo sapiens Y chromosomes, and more.