NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – As scientists from around the world prepare to discuss the implications of genome editing for both science and society, two leaders in the CRISPR/Cas9 field today published essays making the case against a ban on human germline editing.

Jennifer Doudna, of the University of California, Berkeley, and George Church, of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and Harvard Medical School, both highlighted the need for regulation, but to different ends. They published their opinions today in Nature.

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The London School of Economics' Daniele Fanelli argues at the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that the reproducibility crisis in science isn't as dire as some say.

A team of researchers in Portugal has examined the genomic basis for racing pigeons' athleticism and navigational skills, finding it's likely polygenic.

Wired reports that diagnostic firms continue to seek, post-Theranos, the ability to diagnose diseases from small amounts of blood.

In Science this week: analysis of DNA from ancient North Africans, and more.

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