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Consumer Reports points out a regulatory gap in the US surrounding direct-to-consumer genetic tests that it says lawmakers should address.
The editorial board of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette says other lawmakers should take Florida's approach and provide additional protections against genetic discrimination.
In a new ruling, Canada's Supreme Court upheld the country's genetic non-discrimination law, the Canadian Press reports.
CBC News reports Canada's Supreme Court is to rule on the constitutionality of the country's genetic non-discrimination law today.
Florida Politics reports Florida's law barring life, long-term care, and disability insurers from using genetic information in coverage decisions went into effect at the beginning of July.
In Nature this week: CRISPR approaches to editing plant genomes, way to speed up DNA-PAINT, and more.
Florida bill to bar life, disability, and long-term care insurers from using genetic information in coverage decisions poised to become law, according to Florida Politics.
A New Jersey assemblyperson is considering a bill that would make DNA test results personal property, WHYY reports.
Policies regarding data sharing and re-use also influenced people's willingness to contribute their genomic data to resources run by various types of organizations.
In a Nature commentary, researchers call for the development of an international code of conduct for genomics.
The US Food and Drug Administration is to announce stricter standards for emergency authorizations of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, reports the Washington Post.
The Associated Press reports Johnson & Johnson is starting a late-stage clinical trial of its candidate SARS-CoV-2 vaccine.
Bloomberg reports the budget of Operation Warp Speed is actually $18 billion, higher than the number typically cited.
In Genome Research this week: genomic analysis reveals role of super-spreaders in SARS-CoV-2, epigenetic drivers of cancer, and more.