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Daniel at the Genetic Future welcomes a dissenting view to the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, which has gone through various stages of approval in US Congress but hasn't officially made it into law. While it "appears to be almost universally regarded as a good thing," Daniel writes, he says he was glad to see a well-reasoned consideration of the opposing view in a letter to Nature from Marcelino Fuentes. Fuentes writes:

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Reuters reports that Germany is seeking to sequence 5 percent of patient samples that test positive for SARS-CoV-2.

23andMe and Medscape say primary care physicians are increasingly more comfortable with discussing direct-to-consumer genetic testing results.

The publisher of the Science family of journals will allow some authors to place peer-reviewed versions of their papers into publicly accessible repositories.

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