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In the wake of GINA finally becoming law, Brandon Keim at Wired blogs about the "blind spots" the bill didn't deal with. He interviewed Tera Eerkes of Qtrait, who noted that some issues are still unresolved: for one, the law "does not prevent genetic discrimination against people when they are applying for life insurance, or long term care and disability insurance," she notes.

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According to BBC News, the global vaccine-sharing initiative has sent its first shipment, which arrived in Ghana this week.

CNN reports that a US Food and Drug Administration document says Johnson & Johnson's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine meets the requirements to receive an Emergency Use Authorization.

Researchers in France are developing a new, fast test for SARS-CoV-2 that initial testing indicates may be highly accurate, the Guardian says.

In Cell this week: analysis of fitness patterns among SARS-CoV-2 isolates, single-cell transcriptome analysis of immune features in COVID-19, and more.