NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Wednesday marked the start of the annual UBS Global Life Sciences Conference here with a number of companies in the 'omics-related life science tools space making their pitches to investors.

Below are highlights from companies that presented yesterday.

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Publication of He Jiankui's work on gene-edited infants would raise ethical concerns for journals, Wired and others report.

The New York Times reports that evidence linking trauma in one generation to epigenetic effects that influence subsequent generations may be overstated.

ScienceInsider reports that US National Institutes of Health researchers were told in the fall they could not obtain new human fetal tissue.

In PNAS this week: skin pigmentation evolution among KhoeSan, biomarkers for dengue virus progression, and more.