Next month, the National Academies will be distributing up to $1 million in seed grants of up to $75,000 each to speed infectious disease research involving genomics. The winners will have one thing in common: they attended the third annual National Academies Keck Futures Initiative conference held this past November.

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In a survey, about half of Canadian government scientists say they still feel as though they cannot speak freely, ScienceInsider reports.

The Atlantic reports that biohacker Josiah Zayner regrets injecting himself with the CRISPR gene-editing tool on stage.

Clinicians in China are moving ahead with a number of CRISPR trials, NPR reports, as the US embarks on its first.

In Nature this week: genomic approaches applied to study Neolithic and Bronze Age Europeans, and more.