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Via Wired, David Ewing Duncan writes for Portfolio.com about the direct-to-consumer personal genetics market, and how this has caught regulatory bodies and health care providers off guard. With the passage of GINA and an advisory committee at the Department of Health and Human Services advocating for tighter regulation of consumer genetic tests, the vetting has begun. "We welcome responsible regulation," says David Agus, co-founder of Navigenics.

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Howard Hughes Medical Institute will be requiring its researchers to publish their work so it is immediately accessible to the public, ScienceInsider writes.

The Huffington Post reports that Francis Collins, the director of the US National Institutes of Health, has urged Americans to recommit to reason.

About 150 million rapid coronavirus tests purchased by the US federal government are to be distributed to nursing homes, colleges, and the states, according to the New York Times.

In Nature this week: multi-omic analysis of Alzheimer's disease brain samples, de novo assembly of a diploid potato, and more.