A team of researchers led by Craig Venter published an analysis of his genome last month — the first diploid genome of a known individual to be sequenced and published. While Venter hailed the study as an important step toward individualized genomics, he cautioned that there are still questions regarding the cost and accuracy of new sequencing methods that will need to be addressed before the field takes off.

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Chinese state news agency Xinhua reports that a preliminary investigation has found He Jiankui performed his gene-editing work illegally.

John Mendelsohn, a former president of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, has died, the New York Times reports.

Identical twins receive different estimates of ancestry from the same direct-to-consumer genetic testing firms, CBC reports.

In PNAS this week: chromosomal features of maize, adaptations in the vinous-throated parrotbill, and more.