AT A GLANCE: BSc in paleontology and zoology from the University of Wales, MSc in biochemistry from the University of Kent at Canterbury, PhD in molecular biology from the University of Edinburgh. Co-developed the MPSRCH suite of programs with John Collins, director of research and development at EBS. Interests include music and home cinema systems.

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A genome-wide association study highlights a potential role for hair follicles in acne risk, according to New Scientist.

Newsday reports that breast cancer genetic testing guidelines for are out of date and may miss individuals.

In Cell this week: gene editing-based strategy to screen for immune system regulators, ancient plague patterns, and more.

Publication of He Jiankui's work on gene-edited infants would raise ethical concerns for journals, Wired and others report.