Voodoo Works. Really.

Steven Salzberg is just thrilled. The NIH announced three new Centers of Excellence in Research on Complementary and Alternative Medicine and the NCCAM acting director has asked for $121 million in funding. In response, he writes, "Great!

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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.