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New York Times science writer Amy Harmon took home the Pulitzer Prize for explanatory journalism on Monday for her series of articles on genetic testing, says Jonathan Eisen at The Tree of Life. "Overall, I like her reporting," Eisen says. "What we all really need to do is convince her to start a blog.

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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.