NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Many genetic contributors to allergic rhinitis, or hay fever, appear to be peppered across parts of the genome that mediate immune pathways, according to a new meta-analysis and fine-mapping study.

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

The New York Times reports that evidence linking trauma in one generation to epigenetic effects that influence subsequent generations may be overstated.

ScienceInsider reports that US National Institutes of Health researchers were told in the fall they could not obtain new human fetal tissue.

In PNAS this week: skin pigmentation evolution among KhoeSan, biomarkers for dengue virus progression, and more.