Dell is trying to trademark the term "cloud computing," reports the UK's Channel Register. In the filing, Dell defines the phrase as "Custom manufacture of computer hardware for use in data centers and mega-scale computing environments for others." The application is in the notice of allowance stage.

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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.