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DrugMonkey goes into a bit more detail about the new NIH grant application policy that limits applicants to one amendment (currently applications are limited to two amendments, as established in 1996). The blogger wades through some data and is still at a loss to understand how a new limit will "ensure earlier funding of high-quality applications and improve efficiencies in the peer review system" as the NIH press release says. "So I'm still at a loss.

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The Hastings Center's Erik Parens argues in a Scientific American opinion piece that the current pandemic underscores the need to reconsider the hope placed in genomic medicine. 

The Los Angeles Times writes that Operation Warp Speed has an ambitious timeline for developing a COVID-19 vaccine.

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that Australia is launching its trial of preconception carrier testing Tuesday.

In PNAS this week: autosomal genes commonly affected by loss-of-function variants, variants implicated in testis development disorders, and more.