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Susan Hockfield, the first female president of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will be leaving her post once a successor has been found, reports Bloomberg. Hockfield has led the school since December 2004, and nearly $3 billion has been raised for the school under her leadership. Previously, Hockfield was a provost at Yale, and before that she worked as a biologist at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York.

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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.