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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.

Call to Expand

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.

Ruling Awaited

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.

Genetic Property

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.

Code to Handle It

In a Nature commentary, researchers call for the development of an international code of conduct for genomics.

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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.