Last week, researchers at UC Irvine published a study in Nature that seemed to confirm the evolutionary theory that the exploitation of small differences in many different genes were responsible for new traits in fruit flies, rather that a large mutation in one single genes.

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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.