Panda's Thumb has posted a long rebuff of the Wired article that we blogged about several days ago; apparently, according to the blog, the article fails to be balanced. For a detailed glimpse into why ID and science don't mix — and why science reportage needs improvement — read the post here.

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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.