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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.

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

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

Any short-term gains the bill may have on encouraging healthier lifestyles wouldn’t be worth the crippling effects it could have on the genomics field, leaders in the space said.

Researchers at the AACR meeting discussed how the law's provisions have affected research into and prevention of cancer, and debated ideas on how to share data.

The grants, awarded through the Qualifying Therapeutic Discovery Project Program created by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, were disclosed last week by the IRS.

The IRS and HHS have worked together to provide $1 billion in grants and tax credits to biomedical companies that can lead to new therapeutics and molecular diagnostics.

AstraZeneca has released its coronavirus vaccine trial protocol, according to the New York Times.

Time magazine looks into how liquid biopsies are changing cancer care.

According to the Guardian, more than 150 countries have signed on to a global SARS-CoV-2 vaccine plan.

In PNAS this week: similar muscle protein patterns across hypertrophic cardiomyopathy phenotypes, analysis of gene expression and brain anatomy in major depression, and more.