The allure of the CRISPR gene-editing approach is that it is relatively easy to perform. But that also means, New Scientist notes, people can tinker with it from the comfort of their own homes, raising regulatory concerns.
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A draft bill released by the US House of Representatives appropriations committee would increase the 2019 National Institutes of Health budget by 3 percent.
Bloomberg looks into privacy issues raised by law enforcement's use of genetic genealogy sites.
NBC News reports on the Earth BioGenome Project, which aims to sequence all eukaryotic life on Earth.
In Science this week: environmental DNA can help in studies of marine animals, and more.