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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.

If They Don't Know...

Bloomberg Law writes that the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act may work better as a privacy, rather than anti-discrimination, law.

A Florida lawmaker is introducing a bill to prevent life and long-term care insurance companies from using genetic data in coverage decisions, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

Rolling It Back

Undoing Obamacare protections could affect people's willingness to undergo genetic testing, Sarah Lawrence College's Laura Hercher and the University of Iowa College of Law's Anya Prince write at BuzzFeed News.

A Florida bill would prevent insurance companies in the state from considering genetic data in life or long-term care coverage decisions, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

With recent challenges to the US Affordable Care Act, NPR looks into whether there are any ramifications for genetic privacy.

Denied Requests

CBS Philly reports that people who have undergone genetic testing can be denied life insurance.

More, Not Less

The Brown Political Review argues that the government should enhance protections against genetic discrimination.

Genetic counselors and patient advocates say more people are refusing genetic testing because they're uncertain of how it will impact their insurance.

Pre-Existing Genes

Wired writes that new the US healthcare bill could led people to be denied insurance coverage because of pre-existing conditions written in their genes.

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Novavax has begun a phase III trial of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to the New York Times.

Vox reports that the Trump Administration may limit student visas for individuals from some countries to two years.

The governor of New York says the state will conduct its own review of any SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, NPR reports.

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