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The lack of consensus regarding the oversight of genetic tests compelled Illinois Senator Barack Obama to introduce an amendment to the pending FDA Revitalization Act of 2007 that would contract the Institute of Medicine to study and recommend how federal regulation of genetic tests might be improved, according to a statement from Obama’s office.  
 

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The Hastings Center's Erik Parens argues in a Scientific American opinion piece that the current pandemic underscores the need to reconsider the hope placed in genomic medicine. 

The Los Angeles Times writes that Operation Warp Speed has an ambitious timeline for developing a COVID-19 vaccine.

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that Australia is launching its trial of preconception carrier testing Tuesday.

In PNAS this week: autosomal genes commonly affected by loss-of-function variants, variants implicated in testis development disorders, and more.

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