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This story has been updated to reflect President Donald Trump's signing of the bill into law.

NEW YORK — The National Institutes of Health and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will receive billions of dollars in new funding under a $2.2 trillion economic stimulus package aimed at bolstering the economy against the effects of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.

The spending package was approved by the US House of Representatives on Friday after clearing the US Senate earlier in the week. President Donald Trump signed it into law later on Friday.

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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.

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that Australia is launching its trial of preconception carrier testing Tuesday.

In PNAS this week: autosomal genes commonly affected by loss-of-function variants, variants implicated in testis development disorders, and more.