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A new spit test to gauge individuals' risk of developing autism is now available in some parts of the US, but USA Today reports that some experts don't think tests like that are yet ready for prime time.

"What they're doing is laudable," Alison Singer, president and founder of the Autism Science Foundation, tells it. "This is where we want to be, we're just not ready to be there yet."

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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.

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