From products that say they will give you younger-looking skin to genome sequencing, scientists are worried about a backlash from consumers, reports the Boston Globe. "Some of these companies have cribbed from our sheets about where we hope to be going, and they've turned that into their business plans for where we are now," says Harvard Medical School's Isaac Kohane.

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Customers might want to consider what they might learn about their risk of diseases like Alzheimer's before snagging the genetic testing kits that are on many gift guides this year, NJ.com writes.

The Wall Street Journal reports there is uncertainty surrounding whether He Jiankui's embryo editing did what he said it did.

Stat News reports that the pause on procuring fetal tissue for intramural US National Institutes of Health research will soon affect additional labs there.

In Nature this week: genomic analysis of the invasive fall webworm, amp of constrained coding regions within the human genome, and more.