Oooh, Richard Dawkins is steamed. This article from the New York Times details how Dawkins and other evolutionary biologists were asked to appear in a documentary that would examine "the intersection of science and religion." But now that the interviews are over, the film has a new title and clearly "makes the case for intelligent design," according to the article.

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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.