Stanford University's Stephen Quake tells the New York Times that he encouraged He Jiankui, who in November announced the birth of the first babies with germline genome edits, to seek the proper ethical approvals for his work.
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The Guardian reports that the Mammalian Genetics Unit at the Harwell Institute is to close.
Scientific research itself contributes to plastic waste and isn't very sustainable, FiveThirtyEight reports.
Restaurants in the US may soon serve AquaBounty's genetically modified salmon, according to the Associated Press.
In Science this week: three studies from the Ruminant Genome Project, and more.