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The European Society of Human Genetics has published recommendations on gene patents as they pertain to genetic testing, reports the Eye on DNA blog. In her post, Hsien-Hsien Lei outlines the key points, such as that genetic tests looking at more than one gene shouldn't be overly patented, but that genetic tests combined with protein or metabolite measurements might have multiple patents.

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The World Health Organization will be providing low-cost COVID-19 tests to low- and middle-income nations, according to Reuters.

Nobel Prize-winner Arthur Ashkin, who developed optical tweezers, has died at 98, the Washington Post reports.

Nature News examines how the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the US Supreme Court could affect scientific agencies.

In PNAS this week: altered gene expression in brain samples from Alzheimer's disease patients, effects of gene mutations found in bladder cancer, and more.