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NEW YORK – Forensic genomics company Verogen has acquired genomics database and genealogy firm GEDmatch for an undisclosed amount.

GEDmatch, based in Lake Worth, Florida, allows users to upload genetic profiles created by other genealogy sites in order to search for familial links. Its database currently has more than 1.3 million customer profiles and is gaining up to 1,000 new users daily, the company said.

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Kelvin Droegemeier, the director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, is the new acting director of the US National Science Foundation.

Wired reports the University of California, Berkeley's Innovative Genomics Institute has transformed itself into a diagnostic lab to run SARS-CoV-2 tests.

An opinion piece at the Guardian discusses the state of SARS-CoV-2 testing in the UK.

In Nature this week: direct-capture Perturb-seq approach for combinatorial single-cell CRISPR screens, potential uses of genome-editing in breeding crops, and more.

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