'Pandora's Box'

This week, the Associated Press' Malcolm Ritter explores ethical issues raised by prenatal genetic testing in a two-part series. "Imagine being pregnant and taking a simple blood test that lays bare the DNA of your fetus," he says. While not yet commercially available, Ritter says these tests soon will be.

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National Geographic reports that marine mammals have lost a gene that could make them more susceptible to organophosphate damage.

NPR reports on Human Cell Atlas Consortium's effort to catalog all the different cell types within the human body.

The Union of Concerned Scientists surveyed US government scientists about Trump Administration policies and more, Science reports.

In PNAS this week: history and genetic diversity of the scarlet macaw, approach for predicting human flu virus evolution, and more.