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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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Howard Hughes Medical Institute will be requiring its researchers to publish their work so it is immediately accessible to the public, ScienceInsider writes.

The Huffington Post reports that Francis Collins, the director of the US National Institutes of Health, has urged Americans to recommit to reason.

About 150 million rapid coronavirus tests purchased by the US federal government are to be distributed to nursing homes, colleges, and the states, according to the New York Times.

In Nature this week: multi-omic analysis of Alzheimer's disease brain samples, de novo assembly of a diploid potato, and more.