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A few thousand patients from the Cleveland Clinic will be the first to have their medical records stored by Google, reports the New York Times. The Cleveland Clinic says it teamed up with Google for this pilot project so that its patients could "easily access and manage their own health information." But critics point out that, as a third-party service, Google is not covered by privacy laws such as HIPAA.

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Kelvin Droegemeier, the director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, is the new acting director of the US National Science Foundation.

An opinion piece at the Guardian discusses the state of SARS-CoV-2 testing in the UK.

Wired reports the University of California, Berkeley's Innovative Genomics Institute has transformed itself into a diagnostic lab to run SARS-CoV-2 tests.

In Nature this week: direct-capture Perturb-seq approach for combinatorial single-cell CRISPR screens, potential uses of genome-editing in breeding crops, and more.