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There Ain't Nothing For Free

If you think $399 to $2,500 is too high a price to pay to have your genes scanned, you can try to be one of TruGenetics' first 10,000 customers. Those lucky few will receive a free genetic profile of more than 500,000 genetic markers for 200 diseases and conditions. Genomeboy's Misha Angrist wonders about the company's business model. "Is free genotyping enough to cannibalize market share from the Big Three? What happens to 'customer' 10,001?" he asks. Future services that TruGenetics plans to launch include an online community, health record management, and more.

The Scan

US Booster Eligibility Decision

The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions.

Arizona Bill Before Judge

The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge is weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction.

Additional Genes

Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News.

Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification

In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.