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The Far Journey

Researchers working on the human genome sequence probably could not "have predicted we would be as far along as we are now. But that doesn't mean there's not a lot further to go on this journey," National Human Genome Research Institute Director Eric Green tells the Washington Examiner. Genome sequencing no longer costs $1 billion — it can be done for less than $10,000, Green says. "People are using genomics for many things — from agriculture to ancestry to medicine. ...

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Reuters reports that Germany is seeking to sequence 5 percent of patient samples that test positive for SARS-CoV-2.

23andMe and Medscape say primary care physicians are increasingly more comfortable with discussing direct-to-consumer genetic testing results.

The publisher of the Science family of journals will allow some authors to place peer-reviewed versions of their papers into publicly accessible repositories.

In Science this week: analysis of genome-wide association studies of chronic kidney disease, and more.