Invitrogen has hired Mahendra Rao as vice president, research, stem cells and regenerative medicine. Rao most recently served as section chief for stem cells and senior investigator in the laboratory of neuroscience for the National Institute on Aging, a division of the National Institutes of Health. (see Q&A in this week's issue for more on Invitrogen's stem cell business)

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Sometimes genetic tests give inconclusive results and provide little reassurance to patients, the Associated Press reports.

Vox wonders whether gene-editing crops will be viewed similarly as genetically modified organisms of if people will give them a try.

In Science this week: research regulation and reporting requirement reform, and more.

With H3Africa, Charles Rotimi has been working to bolster the representation of African participants and African researchers in genomics, Newsweek reports.