Bitesize Bio's Douglas McCormick points out that the US National Institutes of Health issued RFAs for research into a variety of areas -- the National Cancer Institute has $50 million to $55 million to fund biomarker research, and $25 million to $30 million for cancer intervention and surveillance modeling. Also, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute has $3.8 million set aside to support career development.

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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.