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Genetics & Genomics Policy & Legislation

News on government policy and legislation impacting life science and diagnostics.

The new "moonshot" plan, as the government refers to it, will be based on using rapid testing of nasal swabs and saliva using platforms with a turnaround time of 20 to 90 minutes.

The panel also said that if any nation does decide to allow germline genome editing, its use should be limited to preventing serious monogenic diseases.

The research network said in a statement that precision breeding techniques are needed to achieve the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.

The appropriations committee recommended that the NIH receive a total of $46.96 billion in NIH funding for FY 2021, a nearly 13 percent increase over its current budget.

Genomic data should be easily accessible to patients and their physicians through electronic health record systems with privacy safeguards.

Novavax has begun a phase III trial of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to the New York Times.

Vox reports that the Trump Administration may limit student visas for individuals from some countries to two years.

The governor of New York says the state will conduct its own review of any SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, NPR reports.

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