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It's not just financial systems that experience bubbles, reports the arXiv blog. Another recent bubble was the Human Genome Project, say Monika Gisler and her colleagues at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. They say that the project generated high expectations — to revolutionize medicine and change society — which got the US government to invest in the effort.

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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.