Harvard University's George Church tells The Boston Herald that his remarks to the German news magazine Der Spiegel regarding Neandertal cloning were the victim of misinterpretation and poor translation. "I'm certainly not advocating it," Church says to the Herald.
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Science speaks with the University of Michigan's Jedidiah Carlson, who has tracked population genetic discussions at white nationalist sites.
Gene therapies could qualify for a faster US Food and Drug Administration approval process, according to Stat News.
NPR reports that the US House of Representatives has passed a bill to enable terminally ill patients access to experimental drugs.
In Genome Research this week: inversion variants mapped in human, non-human primate genomes; transcriptome profiling of maize, sorghum; and more.