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NEW YORK – A team from the National Institutes of Health, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and elsewhere has tracked down nearly three dozen previously unappreciated breast cancer risk loci, including a handful of sites that appear to coincide with specific breast cancer subtypes.

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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.

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