UK Human Genetics Commission

The Human Genetics Commission would like to see preconception genetic tests available more broadly, and more education about and support for such tests in the system.

The Human Genetics Commission advises that "standards and consistency" are needed for DTC testing services.

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.