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McSequence Remarkably, scientists completed the genomic sequence of the coronavirus responsible for the SARS pandemic less than two months after it was first identified. "We never had a disease [that] was so much into the public news," says Bhagirath Singh, scientific director of the Canadian Institute for Health Research's Institute of Infection and Immunity. He says that genomic information allowed public health officials to identify treatment options more quickly.

Publications made public In September, the Nature Publishing Group revised its policy on conflicts of interest disclosure to include authors of review articles after it was disclosed that one author, Charles B. Nemeroff of The Emory University School of Medicine, wrote, in part, about three products to which he had financial ties. The Public Library of Science published the inaugural issue of PLoS Biology...

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