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Leading the new presidential bioethics panel will be the University of Pennsylvania's Amy Gutmann and the vice-chair of the committee will be Emory University's James Wagner. The panel will have 13 members who will study "intellectual property issues, the application of neuro- and robotic sciences, ... conflicts of interest in scientific research, and the intersection of science and human rights," according to ScienceInsider.

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The Washington Post reports on researchers' efforts to determine the effect of an increasingly common SARS-CoV-2 mutation.

Florida Politics reports Florida's law barring life, long-term care, and disability insurers from using genetic information in coverage decisions went into effect at the beginning of July.

A new analysis finds a link between popular media coverage of a scientific study and how often that paper is cited.

In Nature this week: CRISPR approaches to editing plant genomes, way to speed up DNA-PAINT, and more.