Nature Network blogger and scientist Anna Kushnir pens an editorial for Wired wondering why there's such a large discrepancy in the number of women who start out in graduate school compared to the number that end up as tenured professors. She considers a couple of possible causes -- including the pressure of choosing career over family, or a potentially uncomfortable male-dominated environment -- that drive women from their long-term goals.

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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.