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In the Financial Times, a Glasgow general practitioner writes that the theory of personalized medicine is "nice" but that she doesn't "buy it." The GP, Margaret McCartney, says that "most genetic information does not give us clear-cut answers" as genes don't work in isolation from environment and that there is a lack of treatment, personalized or not, for many diseases.

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The Washington Post reports that the White House chief of staff has asked the US Food and Drug Administration to justify the stricter standards it is seeking for a coronavirus vaccine.

UK Royal Statistical Society is organizing a working group to develop guidelines for assessing COVID-19 tests, the Guardian reports.

President Donald Trump's "good genes" comment raises eugenics concerns, CNN reports.

In PLOS this week: genetic analysis of tremor condition, analysis of a West and Central African tree used in traditional medicine, and more.