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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Genomic and medical research startup Luna DNA, which offers a custom cryptocurrency to reward individuals for sharing their biological and medical information, said today that Illumina Ventures and Arch Venture Partners have become investors in the firm, leading a new round of funding.

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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.

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

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

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.