Not So Fast

In a Guardian opinion piece published last week, plant geneticist Jonathan Latham spoke of "the failure of the genome." Latham said the human genome hasn't yielded the wealth of information on heritability and disease that was anticipated, and that "the failure to find meaningful inherited genetic predispositions is likely to become the most profound crisis that science has faced." But at Genomes Unzipped, Vincent Plagnol, Luke Jostins, and Daniel MacArthur are

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In a survey, about half of Canadian government scientists say they still feel as though they cannot speak freely, ScienceInsider reports.

The Atlantic reports that biohacker Josiah Zayner regrets injecting himself with the CRISPR gene-editing tool on stage.

Clinicians in China are moving ahead with a number of CRISPR trials, NPR reports, as the US embarks on its first.

In Nature this week: genomic approaches applied to study Neolithic and Bronze Age Europeans, and more.