MythBuster Adam Savage lists three ways to "fix US science education" in Popular Mechanics, even though, as he says, "we're not teachers, but our show has taught us a lot about how to get people interested in science." Savage says to let students learn by doing (that's what MythBusters is all about), spend more money on science education, and even to celebrate mistakes.

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The UK's Nuffield Council on Bioethics says genetically modifying human embryos could be morally permissible, according to the Guardian.

A new Nature Biotechnology paper reports that CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing can lead to large deletions or complex rearrangements that could be pathogenic.

The Wall Street Journal likens a prototype developed by Synthetic Genomics to a "biological fax machine."

In PNAS this week: strategy for reactivating Rett syndrome-linked MECP2, small molecules able to suppress Staphylococcus aureus virulence, and more.