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In the very early days of genetic testing, opponents argued that knowing about a gene-related susceptibility to a disease that couldn't be cured was far worse than ignorance. An article from the New York Times this weekend takes up that very debate in a profile of a young woman who finds out that she has the gene for Huntington's disease.

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The World Health Organization will be providing low-cost COVID-19 tests to low- and middle-income nations, according to Reuters.

Nature News examines how the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the US Supreme Court could affect scientific agencies.

Nobel Prize-winner Arthur Ashkin, who developed optical tweezers, has died at 98, the Washington Post reports.

In PNAS this week: altered gene expression in brain samples from Alzheimer's disease patients, effects of gene mutations found in bladder cancer, and more.