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Hsien-Hsien Lei thinks about why someone would not want their DNA to be sequenced. Her list starts off with "You have no idea what DNA is" but soon catalogs more pressing concerns someone could have, such as worries about genetic discrimination or that many tests are not covered by insurance policies. Furthermore, someone might be healthy with no dire family medical history.

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The World Health Organization will be providing low-cost COVID-19 tests to low- and middle-income nations, according to Reuters.

Nature News examines how the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the US Supreme Court could affect scientific agencies.

Nobel Prize-winner Arthur Ashkin, who developed optical tweezers, has died at 98, the Washington Post reports.

In PNAS this week: altered gene expression in brain samples from Alzheimer's disease patients, effects of gene mutations found in bladder cancer, and more.