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Since the human draft genome was published more than 10 years ago, researchers have found many genes linked to various diseases, says the Guardian's Jonathan Latham. In fact, he notes that last week, researchers discovered five new genes linked to Alzheimer's disease, bringing the number of genes associated with the illness to 10.

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NPR reports that researchers have developed chimeric embryos as part of work toward growing human organs in animals for organ transplants.

According to the Washington Post, the Biden Administration is set to make changes to federal restrictions on fetal tissue research.

Texas Monthly looks into the DNA Zoo being collected by Baylor College of Medicine researchers.

In Science this week: approach to isolated trace DNA from archaic humans from sediments, and more.