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If you are looking for some summer reading, head over to Female Science Professor's blog and Chad Orzel's Uncertainty Principle. FSP is asking if her readers like academic novels — her favorite is Richard Russo's Straight Man. "There is something very satisfying, however, about reading a really good parody of a faculty meeting or faculty-administrator interactions, even in the summer," she writes.

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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.