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Science writer Carl Zimmer posts an assignment to his readers at his blog, The Loom:  send him pictures of your science-related tattoos. Besides getting quite a few comments (and interesting pictures), he's managed to stir a bit of discussion on the debate over whether having a tat makes a scientist less serious in the lab.

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Kelvin Droegemeier, the director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, is the new acting director of the US National Science Foundation.

An opinion piece at the Guardian discusses the state of SARS-CoV-2 testing in the UK.

Wired reports the University of California, Berkeley's Innovative Genomics Institute has transformed itself into a diagnostic lab to run SARS-CoV-2 tests.

In Nature this week: direct-capture Perturb-seq approach for combinatorial single-cell CRISPR screens, potential uses of genome-editing in breeding crops, and more.