The Richmond Mine in California hardly a relaxing vacation spot — its caverns can reach nearly 120 degrees Fahrenheit and 100 percent humidity, there's little oxygen, and its water is some of the most acidic anywhere on the planet, says Ed Yong at Not Exactly Rocket Science.

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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.