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The Medical Research Council took a gamble, Sydney Brenner tells the King's Review, when it funded the Cavendish lab, but today such risky investments are rare.

Rather than going into what he dubs apprenticeships, Brenner says graduate students should formulate an idea and pursue that.

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The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.

DARPA is working on developing algorithms that gauge the credibility of research findings, Wired reports.

The American Society of Breast Surgeons recommends all women diagnosed with breast cancer be offered genetic testing, the Washington Post says.

In Science this week: comparison of modern, historical rabbit exomes uncovers parallel evolution after myxoma virus exposure; and more.