Don't Blame the Kids

At Thus Spake Zuska, Suzanne Franks blogs that "motherhood is an issue for a woman who chooses to work and have children, in science or in any career. It is not, however, the issue for women in science." She then quotes the Nature review of Emily Monosson's Motherhood: The Elephant in the Laboratory as saying "more disturbing is the implication that in the absence of motherhood, women in academic science would have untroubled careers.

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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.

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