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A bioethicist argues that genetically modifying infants could be justified, the BBC reports.

Researcher He Jiankui announced about a year ago that he had used the gene-editing tool CRISPR to alter the genomes of two twin girls as embryos. This revelation was broadly condemned as unethical and premature.

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The Washington Post reports that a Russian Academy of Sciences commission has led to the retraction of hundreds of scientific papers.

The Los Angeles Times' Daily Pilot reports the chief executive of Vantari Genetics has pleaded guilty in a kickback scheme.

News 4 Jax reports that a Florida bill to prevent life and long-term care insurers from using genetic information in their coverage decisions has easily passed one committee.

In Science this week: potentially pathogenic mutations found in hematopoietic stem cells from young healthy donors, and more.