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In this video, Francis Collins speaks with the Washington Post's Fred Hiatt about the state of genetic testing. Collins says that the research linking genetic variants to disease is further along than he'd anticipated, but adds that most of the clinical payoffs are still to come:

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

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.

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.