OpenPCR has so far shipped nearly 50 of its thermal cycler kits, each costing about $500, to high schools, biotechnology companies, and hobbyists in five continents and 13 countries.
Cloning in the kitchen? Sandra Porter checks out the DIYbio group and finds some great principles and some not-so-great biology.
Chinese state news agency Xinhua reports that a preliminary investigation has found He Jiankui performed his gene-editing work illegally.
John Mendelsohn, a former president of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, has died, the New York Times reports.
Identical twins receive different estimates of ancestry from the same direct-to-consumer genetic testing firms, CBC reports.
In PNAS this week: chromosomal features of maize, adaptations in the vinous-throated parrotbill, and more.