Out of the Frying Pan

Kathleen Sebelius edged one step closer to being the US Secretary of Health and Human Services yesterday when the Senate Finance Committee endorsed her, enabling a full Senate vote on her appointment.

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A genome-wide association study highlights a potential role for hair follicles in acne risk, according to New Scientist.

Newsday reports that breast cancer genetic testing guidelines for are out of date and may miss individuals.

In Cell this week: gene editing-based strategy to screen for immune system regulators, ancient plague patterns, and more.

Publication of He Jiankui's work on gene-edited infants would raise ethical concerns for journals, Wired and others report.