Science writer Anna Gosline explores her recent experience with Navigenics’ personal genomics service in this article from the LA Times. "And then there it was, in an orange 'warning' box on my Web browser: a significantly higher-than-average lifetime risk for late-onset Alzheimer's disease, the most common type of this devastating disorder," she writes.

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The UK's Nuffield Council on Bioethics says genetically modifying human embryos could be morally permissible, according to the Guardian.

A new Nature Biotechnology paper reports that CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing can lead to large deletions or complex rearrangements that could be pathogenic.

The Wall Street Journal likens a prototype developed by Synthetic Genomics to a "biological fax machine."

In PNAS this week: strategy for reactivating Rett syndrome-linked MECP2, small molecules able to suppress Staphylococcus aureus virulence, and more.