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Fast Company has an interview with 23andMe co-founders, Linda Avey and Anne Wojcicki. Mostly they talk about using genetic testing information to form social networks and to give people the opportunity to connect on different, possibly deeper, levels as per health-related concerns. "Part of the thing that really motivated me in getting into this was adverse events," Avey says.

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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.