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A lawmaker in New Jersey is putting forth a bill that would make DNA test results the property of whoever was tested, WHYY reports.

Assemblyman Roy Freiman, a Democrat, tells it that the measure would provide people more control over their data and knowledge about how it is being used. 

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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.