With funding from the John Templeton Foundation, Francis Collins has launched a new foundation called BioLogos, which "promotes the search for truth in both the natural and spiritual realms, and seeks to harmonize these different perspectives." Collins hopes to show Christians, particularly evangelicals, that faith and science are compatible. For example, he tells Time magazine that Christians should consider the book of Genesis "not as a book about science but about the nature of God and the nature of humans.

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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.