NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A University of California, Riverside-led team has received a $14.9 million grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to take part in the Safe Genes program, studying innovative genetic techniques to control disease-causing mosquitoes.

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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.