From Wired, here's a blog post from Aaron Rowe on five promising treatments for cancer. He includes gene knockdown -- the challenge, he says, lies in how fragile siRNA molecules are -- as well as epigenetic drugs on his list. (Entries from the non-genomic world are viruses, small molecules, and vaccines.)


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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.