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Vox wonders whether gene-editing crops will be viewed similarly as genetically modified organisms of if people will give them a try.

Letting Them Know

A new report urges investigators to routinely consider returning research results to study participants, according to Stat News.

A new report highlights the potential threats posed by advances in synthetic biology, NPR reports.

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine issues a new report on sexual harassment in the sciences.

For a Student Focus

A National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report calls for changing metrics to make STEM graduate school more student-centered, according to Science.

A Path to the Door

The US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine are to consider policy changes to be able to remove members who have committed sexual harassment, Science reports.

Inder Verma had been on leave from PNAS since December after three female scientists at the Salk Institute filed a lawsuit claiming gender discrimination.

US National Academy of Sciences panel calls for the creation of an organization to bolster research integrity.

The authors framed their report as a guidebook to help regulatory agencies across the globe coordinate "consistent" rules while allowing for societal differences.

Panel Conflicts

Critics point out conflicts among members of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine's biotechnology panel, according to the New York Times.

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The New York Times and ProPublica look into the close relationship between a startup and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Yahoo News reports millions of dollars are being transferred from NIH, CDC, and other programs to pay for the housing of detained undocumented immigrant children.

In Science this week: in vitro generation of human reproductive cells, and more.

Researchers gave a handful of octopuses MDMA to find that they too act more social on the drug, Gizmodo reports.