This newswire story reports that some watchdog groups are protesting recently published research demonstrating what may be the first time scientists genetically altered a human embryo. The scientist leading the study, Zev Rosenwaks at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, says that the work centered around stem cells and that the embryo in question was chosen because it was abnormal and could never actually have developed into a viable baby.

 

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A federal grand jury has indicted Elizabeth Holmes and Ramesh Balwani for alleged wire fraud in conjunction with their activities at Theranos.

Nature News reports that some developers are nervous about GitHub's acquisition by Microsoft.

A direct-to-consumer genetic testing company sent out used spit kits, CNBC reports.

In PLOS this week: comparison of commercial bisulfite kits, new method to predict essential proteins, and more