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All the sequencers at BGI generate so much data that the institute has to use FedEx to send disks of data to its collaborators, highlighting the data storage and management problems facing genomics research, says The New York Times. However, the article adds that the problem is also creating opportunities for bioinformaticians and bioinformatics companies.

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The Washington Post reports that the White House chief of staff has asked the US Food and Drug Administration to justify the stricter standards it is seeking for a coronavirus vaccine.

UK Royal Statistical Society is organizing a working group to develop guidelines for assessing COVID-19 tests, the Guardian reports.

President Donald Trump's "good genes" comment raises eugenics concerns, CNN reports.

In PLOS this week: genetic analysis of tremor condition, analysis of a West and Central African tree used in traditional medicine, and more.