This Week in Science

In early online publication this week, Stefanie Dimmeler at Goethe-University Frankfurt showed that a specific miRNA controls angiogenesis in mice. In the work, she and her team found that the miR-17~92 cluster is highly expressed in human endothelial cells and that one in particular, miR-92a, controls angiogenesis. When they overexpressed miR-92a in endothelial cells, it blocked angiogenesis both in vitro and in vivo.

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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.