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President Donald Trump has named more than half-a-dozen new members to the National Board for Education Sciences, drawing criticism, according to Science.

It notes that the NBES advises the Institute for Education Science of the US Department of Education. However, Science reports that critics argue that the newly appointed members have little expertise in the field and some have "heavy political or ideological baggage." 

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Reuters reports that Germany is seeking to sequence 5 percent of patient samples that test positive for SARS-CoV-2.

23andMe and Medscape say primary care physicians are increasingly more comfortable with discussing direct-to-consumer genetic testing results.

The publisher of the Science family of journals will allow some authors to place peer-reviewed versions of their papers into publicly accessible repositories.

In Science this week: analysis of genome-wide association studies of chronic kidney disease, and more.