HUGO has gotten in on the blogging world. Yep, the Human Genome Organisation has launched "HUGO Matters," a blog of all things genome-a-rific. An introductory post from Edison Liu, the organization's president, tells readers, "At the heart of social media are web-based technologies to foster discussions, share knowledge, and encourage participation. HUGO is also committed to such goals as they apply to genetics and genomics worldwide.

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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.