Code Breakers

Mozilla Science Lab, a branch of the Internet nonprofit Mozilla, is running an experiment to see if review processes could up the quality of researcher-developed software, Erika Check Hayden reports this week at Nature News.

While many researchers develop and use software in their work, most have not received "formal training in coding best practice," Check Hayden writes.

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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.