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With an ever growing number of genetic tests being marketed directly to consumers — check out this story in the Wall Street Journal that reports on Myriad Genetics’ breast-cancer-gene test seeing a 55% increase in sales after an $8 million advertising blitz — people are going to have to be even more discriminating.

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President Donald Trump might not approve the stricter standards the US Food and Drug Administration is developing for authorizing a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to Politico.

Wired reports that Oxitec has now developed a genetically modified fall armyworm.

A large genetic study finds SARS-CoV-2 viruses with a certain variant are spreading more than others, according to the Washington Post.

In Nature this week: sister-chromatid-sensitive chromosome conformation capture approach, and more.