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This week, the Associated Press' Malcolm Ritter explores ethical issues raised by prenatal genetic testing in a two-part series. "Imagine being pregnant and taking a simple blood test that lays bare the DNA of your fetus," he says. While not yet commercially available, Ritter says these tests soon will be.

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The National Health Service is to conduct a trial of Grail's blood-based screening test for cancer.

In PLOS this week: somatic mutation patterns of glioblastomas among Lebanese patients, phenome-wide study using UK Biobank data, and more.

Russia says its candidate SARS-CoV-2 vaccine has a very high efficacy rate in an initial analysis of clinical trial data, according to the Financial Times.

Wired reports on a microbial analysis of sketches drawn by Leonardo DaVinci.