Continuing its grand tradition of open access, PLoS One launched a rating system for papers that promises to encourage community involvement. Here's a blog post from Chris Surridge at PLoS explaining the rating system and why it's important. And at his Tree of Life blog, Jonathan Eisen has a post on his first use of the PLoS ratings and why you should go try it out yourself.

 

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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.