These magnets aren’t exactly the type you’d stick on your refrigerator door.

A new class of hybrid magnet plates has been developed by scientists at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, both members of the Joint Genome Institute. The technology can be used in sequencing, functional genomics, and proteomics since it can selectively separate proteins and DNA from various contaminates based solely on a magnetic field.

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Customers might want to consider what they might learn about their risk of diseases like Alzheimer's before snagging the genetic testing kits that are on many gift guides this year, NJ.com writes.

The Wall Street Journal reports there is uncertainty surrounding whether He Jiankui's embryo editing did what he said it did.

Stat News reports that the pause on procuring fetal tissue for intramural US National Institutes of Health research will soon affect additional labs there.

In Nature this week: genomic analysis of the invasive fall webworm, amp of constrained coding regions within the human genome, and more.