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Not Up to the Promise

Proponents of the Human Genome Project and subsequent studies have promoted the notion that genomic medicine would lead to numerous health benefits for all, but the Hastings Center's Erik Parens argues in an opinion piece at Scientific American that the COVID-19 pandemic shows how that promise falls short.

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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.