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NEW YORK – A team from the UK, US, Netherlands, and elsewhere tracked down hundreds of new genetic loci linked to myopia or other refractive errors of the eye with a genome-wide association study involving more than half a million individuals.

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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.

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