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In a recent CBS News story, one woman says that the direct-to-consumer genetic testing services her husband ordered through 23andMe saved her life. Upon learning that she's a BRCA1 mutation carrier via 23andMe, 31-year-old Jill Steinberg underwent genetic counseling and had her test results confirmed before undergoing a double mastectomy.

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According to BBC News, the global vaccine-sharing initiative has sent its first shipment, which arrived in Ghana this week.

CNN reports that a US Food and Drug Administration document says Johnson & Johnson's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine meets the requirements to receive an Emergency Use Authorization.

Researchers in France are developing a new, fast test for SARS-CoV-2 that initial testing indicates may be highly accurate, the Guardian says.

In Cell this week: analysis of fitness patterns among SARS-CoV-2 isolates, single-cell transcriptome analysis of immune features in COVID-19, and more.