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When He Jiankui announced about a year ago that he had used CRISPR to alter the genomes of twin girls as embryos, he also said he had submitted his work to a journal for publication. But as Wired reported at the time, publishing the work raised a number of ethical issues: the scientific community wanted the data to be available for scrutiny, but didn't want to give the respectability that comes with being published.

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In a cartoon, Vox explores the lack of women among this year's winners of the Nobel Prize.

Science reports a new US defense bill would establish two groups aimed at combating foreign influence on research. 

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