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Editing Ethics

Dalhousie University's Françoise Baylis discusses He Jiankui and the ethics of heritable human genome editing research in a Boston Globe op-ed.

Even Earlier Edits?

NPR reports that researchers in New York are investigating whether it is possible to edit the genomes of human sperm.

Something Different

A phylogenetic analysis finds that the rare hemimastigotes form their own supra-kingdom, CBC reports.

Of Many Minds

A survey of Canadians finds them to be divided on genetically modified food, the Ottawa Citizen reports.

In PNAS this week: red algae Porphyra umbicalis genome, deep neural network model for sequencing peptides, and more.

Researchers sequenced the genomes of two marine picophytoplankton isolates collected in the North Atlantic and South Pacific — work expected to lay the groundwork for a more complete understanding of plant evolution.

Two COVID-19 vaccine developers have released their trial protocols to build public trust, the New York Times reports.

A new analysis finds the rapid COVID-19 test from DnaNudge to be highly accurate, Reuters reports.

In Science this week: global citizens' assembly on genome-editing technologies proposed, epigenetic markers predict metformin response, and more.

According to the Verge, many US states are not including positive results from rapid COVID-19 testing in their case numbers.