Getting your genetic data deleted isn't easy and may not even be possible, writes Bloomberg's Kristen Brown.

She has sent her saliva to Ancestry.com, 23andMe, and Helix for analysis, and shared her genetic information with others, but writes at Bloomberg that she has become concerned with how much she has shared and decided to contact the genetic testing companies to have her information deleted and samples destroyed.

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The UK's Nuffield Council on Bioethics says genetically modifying human embryos could be morally permissible, according to the Guardian.

A new Nature Biotechnology paper reports that CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing can lead to large deletions or complex rearrangements that could be pathogenic.

The Wall Street Journal likens a prototype developed by Synthetic Genomics to a "biological fax machine."

In PNAS this week: strategy for reactivating Rett syndrome-linked MECP2, small molecules able to suppress Staphylococcus aureus virulence, and more.