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Draft legislation will be debated this year in Britain on whether to allow hybrid animal-human embryos to be implanted back into a woman's womb. Roman Catholic bishops argue that it's immoral to destroy them, whereas scientists are saying that the bishops are misunderstanding the research: it's not human eggs that are being used, but cow and sheep eggs.

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Politico reports that the NYPD DNA database has grown since it announced it would be removing profiles from it.

Forbes reports that a structural biology lab at Oxford University studying the coronavirus was hacked.

Science reports that a Dutch research funding agency is combating a ransomware attack.

In Science this week: set of 64 haplotype assemblies from 32 individuals, and more.