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In the New York Times, op-ed columnist David Brooks says that as scientists find out more about the interaction of genes and behavior, they are becoming more and more modest or, in his words, "anti-Frankensteins." Human behavior seems to be difficult to unravel through genetics, he says, since genes linked to behaviors, and there could be hundreds, only have small associations.

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The Washington Post reports that US states and territories are seeking more funding for the distribution of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines.

The strain now accounts for about 80 percent of cases in Wales and Scotland, and about half of cases in England, the Guardian reports.

A new study suggests that using CRISPR to edit human embryonic DNA can lead to the loss of whole chromosomes, as the Associated Press reports.

In Science this week: ancient dog genomes highlight long ties with humans, genomic analysis of 40,000-year-old early East Asian individual, and more.