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The US has warned research firms and others working on the response to COVID-19 that hackers may target them, NPR reports.

USA Today reports the Department of Justice issued a final rule that will enable the wider collection of DNA from individuals in federal immigration custody.

Call for an End

Three US lawmakers call on the Trump Administration to end its program to collect DNA from detained migrants, the Hill reports.

Creeping Changes

The Verge writes that the plan to collect migrants' DNA and add it to an FBI database will change the tenor of that database.

Starting Soon

The Verge reports that the US will begin pilot programs to collect DNA from individuals detained at the border this week.

The US Department of Justice has proposed a rule change to enable DNA to be collected from migrants, the Associated Press reports.

CNN reports that Immigration and Customs Enforcement in the US has expanded its DNA testing to seven sites along the southern border.

The Hill reports that US Immigration and Customs Enforcement plans to implement rapid DNA testing at seven border sites.

The American Prospect writes that the pilot program to test the DNA of migrants could lead to more family separations.

US officials are to pilot a DNA testing program aimed at catching migrants traveling with children who are not their own, Time reports.

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The Washington Post reports on researchers' efforts to determine the effect of an increasingly common SARS-CoV-2 mutation.

Florida Politics reports Florida's law barring life, long-term care, and disability insurers from using genetic information in coverage decisions went into effect at the beginning of July.

A new analysis finds a link between popular media coverage of a scientific study and how often that paper is cited.

In Nature this week: CRISPR approaches to editing plant genomes, way to speed up DNA-PAINT, and more.