Helen Pearson discusses a talk given by Pete Agre, AAAS president, in a Nature In the Field blog post. At the annual AAAS meeting, Agre described combating the stigmas that accompany scientists as a big challenge within the discipline.
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Chinese state news agency Xinhua reports that a preliminary investigation has found He Jiankui performed his gene-editing work illegally.
John Mendelsohn, a former president of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, has died, the New York Times reports.
Identical twins receive different estimates of ancestry from the same direct-to-consumer genetic testing firms, CBC reports.
In PNAS this week: chromosomal features of maize, adaptations in the vinous-throated parrotbill, and more.