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At Genomes Unzipped, the Foundation for Genomics and Population Health's Caroline Wright says some regulation of the direct-to-consumer genetic testing field would be good — "to iron out the irregularities and squeeze out the fraudsters." However, she cautions that too much regulation could curtail exploration of the human genome. "Learning about one's genome, engaging one's own data, is undoubtedly a voyage of discovery.

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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.