This Week in Science

In Science this week, a group of European researchers discuss how proposed medical device regulation in the European Union could affect consumer genomics. The law would require all health-related genetic tests to undergo a pre-market review to make sure they comply with existing regulations. It would also prohibit direct-to-consumer genetic testing advertising. The scientists explore the challenges and pitfalls the legislation might create.

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Sometimes genetic tests give inconclusive results and provide little reassurance to patients, the Associated Press reports.

Vox wonders whether gene-editing crops will be viewed similarly as genetically modified organisms of if people will give them a try.

In Science this week: research regulation and reporting requirement reform, and more.

With H3Africa, Charles Rotimi has been working to bolster the representation of African participants and African researchers in genomics, Newsweek reports.