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Cambridge University biologist Peter Lawrence says that modern biology is being corrupted by attempts to measure and evaluate research. In Current Biology, he writes that the importance placed on impact factors and H-indices has increased unethical behavior among researchers as they jockey to get their names on a paper to increase their standing in the community.

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Kelvin Droegemeier, the director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, is the new acting director of the US National Science Foundation.

Wired reports the University of California, Berkeley's Innovative Genomics Institute has transformed itself into a diagnostic lab to run SARS-CoV-2 tests.

An opinion piece at the Guardian discusses the state of SARS-CoV-2 testing in the UK.

In Nature this week: direct-capture Perturb-seq approach for combinatorial single-cell CRISPR screens, potential uses of genome-editing in breeding crops, and more.