This Week in Science

In a Science paper published online in advance this week, researchers in China show that loss-of-function mutations in PSENEN, PSEN1, or NCSTN — which encode components of the γ-secretase multiprotein complex — are associated with hidradenitis suppurativa, commonly known as familial acne inversa. The team found these independent mutations in their screen of six Chinese families with features of acne inversa and related clinical sympotoms.

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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.