A new report from the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education at Harvard University suggests that Generation X faculty — born between 1964 and 1980 — are "good news for academia." The study is a collection of results from 16 interviews from three mid-Atlantic institutions (one small, private liberal arts college, one private master's institution, and one large public research university), and is meant to build upon results of COACHE's Tenure-Track Faculty Job Satisfa

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Chinese state news agency Xinhua reports that a preliminary investigation has found He Jiankui performed his gene-editing work illegally.

John Mendelsohn, a former president of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, has died, the New York Times reports.

Identical twins receive different estimates of ancestry from the same direct-to-consumer genetic testing firms, CBC reports.

In PNAS this week: chromosomal features of maize, adaptations in the vinous-throated parrotbill, and more.