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While personal genomics companies say their tests have predictive value and will be helpful in health and wellness, The Economist asks what David Altshuler, Craig Venter, Russ Altman, George Church, and others think. Altshuler says that companies encourage people to read too deeply into their genomes -- he refused to have his sequenced -- and that he's worried about a backlash.

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President Donald Trump might not approve the stricter standards the US Food and Drug Administration is developing for authorizing a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to Politico.

Wired reports that Oxitec has now developed a genetically modified fall armyworm.

A large genetic study finds SARS-CoV-2 viruses with a certain variant are spreading more than others, according to the Washington Post.

In Nature this week: sister-chromatid-sensitive chromosome conformation capture approach, and more.