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Following the passage of GINA by US Congress, the Wall Street Journal reports that "a federal advisory panel called for tougher government oversight of the burgeoning genetic-testing business, warning that tests are being marketed with little evidence about their usefulness." (Now there's a shock.) The committee says all genetic lab tests should have to undergo stringent evaluation by FDA.

 

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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.