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Early Sequencing

The US National Institutes of Health has announced that it is "seeking proposals for research projects on the implications of information obtained from sequencing the genome to identify diseases in newborns," says a press release from the agency. "The use of expanded genomic information has the potential to significantly impact newborn screening in both the clinical and public health setting and benefit numerous infants and children," says Tiina Urv from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in a statement. "However, it is vital that the use of genomic technology in newborns is explored in a thoughtful manner by teams of scientists who develop technology, treat children, and examine the ethical, legal and societal implications of implementing such programs." Daily Scan's sister publication GenomeWeb Daily News has more on this $25 million announcement here.

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Not Yet a Permanent One

NPR says the lack of a permanent Food and Drug Administration commissioner has "flummoxed" public health officials.

Unfair Targeting

Technology Review writes that a new report says the US has been unfairly targeting Chinese and Chinese-American individuals in economic espionage cases.

Limited Rapid Testing

The New York Times wonders why rapid tests for COVID-19 are not widely available in the US.

Genome Research Papers on IPAFinder, Structural Variant Expression Effects, Single-Cell RNA-Seq Markers

In Genome Research this week: IPAFinder method to detect intronic polyadenylation, influence of structural variants on gene expression, and more.