A team from Google Scholar has found that non-elite journals are publishing an increasing fraction of top-cited articles.

For some 261 subjects, Google's Anurag Acharya and his colleagues examined the 10 most-cited journals and the 1,000 most-cited articles for each year from 1995 to 2012, as they report in a paper posted to arXiv.

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Customers might want to consider what they might learn about their risk of diseases like Alzheimer's before snagging the genetic testing kits that are on many gift guides this year, NJ.com writes.

The Wall Street Journal reports there is uncertainty surrounding whether He Jiankui's embryo editing did what he said it did.

Stat News reports that the pause on procuring fetal tissue for intramural US National Institutes of Health research will soon affect additional labs there.

In Nature this week: genomic analysis of the invasive fall webworm, amp of constrained coding regions within the human genome, and more.