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Popular Mechanics' James Meigs and Jerry Beilinson spoke with Dean Kamen -- who has invented many health-related technologies, including prostheses that use microprocessors -- about the pending US legislation on healthcare reform. Kamen says he is worried that a false debate over rationing care is being made instead of facing the consideration that cutting costs doesn't encourage people to develop new therapies.

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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.