MyHeritage Take a Load Off? An initial analysis suggests the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine could reduce viral load, the Guardian reports. Ancestry Shutters Health Offering, Raising Questions About Future of Consumer Genomics Premium The decision comes amid a general slowdown in the market, yet also showcases the continued appeal of ancestry-related applications. Ancestry Rolls Out Sequencing-Based Health Offering Focused on Common Conditions Premium The next iteration of Ancestry's Health experience seeks to provide customers with actionable information about certain commonly inherited health conditions. Poking Around at the Security Settings According to Buzzfeed News, hackers have targeted users of two genetic genealogy sites. Finland's Negen Introduces Pharmacogenomics Panel for COVID-19 Therapies The Helsinki-based firm is making its panel available for free to people who already have been genotyped by consumer genomics services or biobanks. Sep 9, 2019 MyHeritage Acquires Promethease, SNPedia Owner Rover Road Bio Breaking News In Brief This Week: Illumina, Personalis, Proteomedix, and More Ancient DNA Details Population Dynamics Within Andean Tiwanaku Civilization Genomic Data Spanning 2K Years Gives Glimpse of Etruscan Origins, Population Changes People in the News: New Appointments at Hologic, Akoya Biosciences, Caris Life Sciences, More At NSGC, Genetic Counselors Address Race-Based Medicine, Ways to Change New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Becton Dickinson, Cosmos-ID, OncoDNA, More The Scan US Booster Eligibility Decision The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions. Arizona Bill Before Judge The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge is weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction. Additional Genes Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News. Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.