Jennifer Doudna from the University of California, Berkeley, writes at the Financial Times that though genome editing has the potential to treat a number of genetic diseases, it may first affect people's lives by being applied to agricultural issues. The FT has named CRISPR researcher Doudna one of its Masters of Science 2018.

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The New York Times Magazine looks into paleogenomics and how it is revising what's know about human history, but also possibly ignoring lessons learned by archaeologists.

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