In the news-we-could-never-make-up category, Knome is running its genome sequence service on Ozzy Osbourne "in a bid to find out how he is still alive after decades of drug and alcohol abuse," according to this article from Sky News. The once-frontman for Black Sabbath is known around the world for his 40-year abuse of drugs and alcohol.

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In a survey, about half of Canadian government scientists say they still feel as though they cannot speak freely, ScienceInsider reports.

The Atlantic reports that biohacker Josiah Zayner regrets injecting himself with the CRISPR gene-editing tool on stage.

Clinicians in China are moving ahead with a number of CRISPR trials, NPR reports, as the US embarks on its first.

In Nature this week: genomic approaches applied to study Neolithic and Bronze Age Europeans, and more.