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Genetics & Genomics Policy & Legislation

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

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.

The agency has asked for community input on the document, which is part of its efforts to focus future genomics research initiatives.

Two US representatives have requested details about the accuracy of the various SARS-CoV-2 diagnostics being used in response to the ongoing pandemic.

A new analysis suggests warming, not the arrival of humans, led to the extinction of the woolly rhinoceros thousands of years ago, the Economist reports.

Chinese health officials uncovered SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA on imported frozen food, but the New York Times reports catching COVID-19 that way would be unlikely.

The UK has ordered 60 million coronavirus vaccine doses from Novavax and 30 million doses from Janssen, according to the Guardian.

In Science this week: machine learning model predicts whether ion channel mutations will cause disease, and more.