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NEW YORK – Ancestry this week asked its users to contribute their genotyping and health data to genetic research efforts focused on SARS-CoV-2. The Lehi, Utah-based online genealogy firm launched a research project to uncover genetic factors underpinning people's response to the virus. Data collected from volunteers will be used in a genome-wide association study to better understand COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, the company said.

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Nature News reports the US National Institutes of Health is investing in studies of the long-term effects of COVID-19.

The National Health Service is to offer Novartis's Zolgensma for spinal muscular atrophy later this year, according to the Guardian.

Taiwan is to launch a pilot program offering genetic testing to cancer patients, the Taipei Times reports.

In PLOS this week: loci linked to protection against tuberculosis, identification of loci associated with increased risk of squamous cell carcinoma of the aerodigestive tract, and more.

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