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The Scientist columnist Glenn McGee describes how he was swayed to help formulate an online bioethics course while at the Science Foo Camp (from “Socrates would not teach ethics on the Internet” to “I forgot Socrates and wanted to meet Steve Jobs”).

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23andMe has a holiday popup shop at a mall and could open additional stores, Bloomberg reports.

By studying koalas and a retrovirus that infects them, researchers may have uncovered a new sort of 'immune response' that occurs at the genomic level, Agence France Presse reports.

NPR reports that the first person in the US given a gene editing-based therapy for a genetic disorder is heading home.

In Science this week: ancient genomes reveal social inequality within individual households, new method for quantifying genetic variation in gene dosage, and more.