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A bioethicist argues that genetically modifying infants could be justified, the BBC reports.

Researcher He Jiankui announced about a year ago that he had used the gene-editing tool CRISPR to alter the genomes of two twin girls as embryos. This revelation was broadly condemned as unethical and premature.

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Despite differences in their migration habits, eastern and western monarch butterflies are genetically similar, according to a study in Molecular Ecology.

The UK is implementing COVID-19 testing with a 90-minute turnaround time.

The Chan Zuckerberg Biohub is working with California's health department to sequence viral samples from COVID-19 patients to trace viral introductions, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

In PLOS this week: identification of fungal species in subcutaneous infections, sequencing of Campylobacter found in raw meat from retail stores, and more.