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

The New York Times reports that evidence linking trauma in one generation to epigenetic effects that influence subsequent generations may be overstated.

ScienceInsider reports that US National Institutes of Health researchers were told in the fall they could not obtain new human fetal tissue.

In PNAS this week: skin pigmentation evolution among KhoeSan, biomarkers for dengue virus progression, and more.