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NEW YORK – The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics said today that all breast cancer patients should be evaluated to determine if they should receive germline genetic testing for assessing their inherited risk for the disease. 

However, the medical genetics professional organization doesn't recommend testing all breast cancer patients for germline pathogenic or likely pathogenic variants in BRCA1, BRCA2, and other breast cancer-linked genes. 

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Kelvin Droegemeier, the director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, is the new acting director of the US National Science Foundation.

An opinion piece at the Guardian discusses the state of SARS-CoV-2 testing in the UK.

Wired reports the University of California, Berkeley's Innovative Genomics Institute has transformed itself into a diagnostic lab to run SARS-CoV-2 tests.

In Nature this week: direct-capture Perturb-seq approach for combinatorial single-cell CRISPR screens, potential uses of genome-editing in breeding crops, and more.

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