If his house were on fire, Craig Venter says what he would grab is the fire hose. This Q&A with Venter at the San Francisco Chronicle touches on genetic testing, why Venter is taking statins, sailing, and religion. Also, Venter is currently reading Kai Bird and Martin Sherwin's American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J.

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Customers might want to consider what they might learn about their risk of diseases like Alzheimer's before snagging the genetic testing kits that are on many gift guides this year, NJ.com writes.

The Wall Street Journal reports there is uncertainty surrounding whether He Jiankui's embryo editing did what he said it did.

Stat News reports that the pause on procuring fetal tissue for intramural US National Institutes of Health research will soon affect additional labs there.

In Nature this week: genomic analysis of the invasive fall webworm, amp of constrained coding regions within the human genome, and more.