Researchers in China have fixed a potentially lethal genetic mutation in cloned embryos, Nature News reports.
A team led by Sun Yat-sen University's Junjiu Huang used a version of the CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing tool to repair a mutation in the HBB gene that leads to β-thalassemia, a recessive disease that causes severe anemia.
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A draft bill released by the US House of Representatives appropriations committee would increase the 2019 National Institutes of Health budget by 3 percent.
Bloomberg looks into privacy issues raised by law enforcement's use of genetic genealogy sites.
NBC News reports on the Earth BioGenome Project, which aims to sequence all eukaryotic life on Earth.
In Science this week: environmental DNA can help in studies of marine animals, and more.