The Daily Scan recently brought you the blogosphere's reaction to a new website called The Third Reviewer, which allows members of the scientific community to comment — anonymously, if they wish — on published scientific literature. DrugMonkey was among the bloggers who thought it was a great idea because anonymous commenting could allow researchers to be honest about the work of others without fearing they'd be attacked.

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In a survey, about half of Canadian government scientists say they still feel as though they cannot speak freely, ScienceInsider reports.

The Atlantic reports that biohacker Josiah Zayner regrets injecting himself with the CRISPR gene-editing tool on stage.

Clinicians in China are moving ahead with a number of CRISPR trials, NPR reports, as the US embarks on its first.

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