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Though the entire country has celebrated the recent arrest of one of California's most notorious serial killers (the Zodiac Killer remains unidentified), the story of how the suspected Golden State Killer was caught has also created concerns for the safety and privacy of genetic material submitted to genetic testing companies like 23andMe and Ancestry, particularly since the

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Publication of He Jiankui's work on gene-edited infants would raise ethical concerns for journals, Wired and others report.

The New York Times reports that evidence linking trauma in one generation to epigenetic effects that influence subsequent generations may be overstated.

ScienceInsider reports that US National Institutes of Health researchers were told in the fall they could not obtain new human fetal tissue.

In PNAS this week: skin pigmentation evolution among KhoeSan, biomarkers for dengue virus progression, and more.