A Rutgers University cancer researcher tells ScienceInsider she was fired, not for how she handled lab mice, but for questioning the authorship of a paper submitted to Nature.

The researcher, Xiaoqi Xie, tells ScienceInsider she studied mice engineered to lack autophagy to find that, when they were given melanoma, their tumors grew more slowly and, based on this, proposed a new research direction.

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Customers might want to consider what they might learn about their risk of diseases like Alzheimer's before snagging the genetic testing kits that are on many gift guides this year, NJ.com writes.

The Wall Street Journal reports there is uncertainty surrounding whether He Jiankui's embryo editing did what he said it did.

Stat News reports that the pause on procuring fetal tissue for intramural US National Institutes of Health research will soon affect additional labs there.

In Nature this week: genomic analysis of the invasive fall webworm, amp of constrained coding regions within the human genome, and more.