President Donald Trump is considering Joseph Gulfo to run the US Food and Drug Administration, Stat News reports. Gulfo, who has both a medical degree and an MBA, is the executive director of the Lewis Center for Healthcare Innovation and Technology at Fairleigh Dickinson University, a fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute, and was a visiting scholar at George Mason University's Mercatus Center.

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John Mendelsohn, a former president of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, has died, the New York Times reports.

Chinese state news agency Xinhua reports that a preliminary investigation has found He Jiankui performed his gene-editing work illegally.

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.