The blogger at Medical Writing, Editing & Grantsmanship links to an item from Nature about whether women are less successful than men in the peer review process. Researchers Herbert Marsh and Luz Bornmann describe work reconciling two conflicting studies -- one that found gender bias in peer review, and one that didn't.

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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.