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San Diego's Scripps Translational Science Institute will conduct the first study to assess whether people taking genetic tests will change their behavior, says this article in SciAm. Scripps will offer its 10,000 employees, family members, and friends of the nonprofit Scripps Health system Navigenics' genetic test, and changes in behavior will be assessed over a 20-year period. The study will be led by Eric Topol, director at Scripps.

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Howard Hughes Medical Institute will be requiring its researchers to publish their work so it is immediately accessible to the public, ScienceInsider writes.

The Huffington Post reports that Francis Collins, the director of the US National Institutes of Health, has urged Americans to recommit to reason.

About 150 million rapid coronavirus tests purchased by the US federal government are to be distributed to nursing homes, colleges, and the states, according to the New York Times.

In Nature this week: multi-omic analysis of Alzheimer's disease brain samples, de novo assembly of a diploid potato, and more.