Officials from several instrument vendors that are part of the BCW Index acknowledged at an investors’ conference this week that they do not expect pharma spending growth to return to the relatively high levels of a few years ago, though most agree that the spending environment has improved recently.
 

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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.