Getting It Early

Researchers in Europe say they've been able to correct an X-linked condition by treating it in utero with a drug, Stat News reports.

The rare condition, X-linked hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia (XLHED), is caused by loss-of-function variants in the gene encoding ectodysplasin A (EDA) and is marked by a lack of sweat glands, which can lead people with the condition to overheat.

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John Mendelsohn, a former president of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, has died, the New York Times reports.

Chinese state news agency Xinhua reports that a preliminary investigation has found He Jiankui performed his gene-editing work illegally.

Identical twins receive different estimates of ancestry from the same direct-to-consumer genetic testing firms, CBC reports.

In PNAS this week: chromosomal features of maize, adaptations in the vinous-throated parrotbill, and more.