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When He Jiankui announced about a year ago that he had used CRISPR to alter the genomes of twin girls as embryos, he also said he had submitted his work to a journal for publication. But as Wired reported at the time, publishing the work raised a number of ethical issues: the scientific community wanted the data to be available for scrutiny, but didn't want to give the respectability that comes with being published.

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The Washington Post reports on researchers' efforts to determine the effect of an increasingly common SARS-CoV-2 mutation.

Florida Politics reports Florida's law barring life, long-term care, and disability insurers from using genetic information in coverage decisions went into effect at the beginning of July.

A new analysis finds a link between popular media coverage of a scientific study and how often that paper is cited.

In Nature this week: CRISPR approaches to editing plant genomes, way to speed up DNA-PAINT, and more.